new·​found | \ ˈnü-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce newfound (audio) \

Definition of newfound

: newly found a newfound friend enjoying her newfound fame

Examples of newfound in a Sentence

He is enjoying his newfound freedom.

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The union’s demands could put a damper of the sector’s newfound fortune. Bob Tita, WSJ, "Steelworkers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits," 11 Sep. 2018 There’s less, too, of the wide-eyed gawking at newfound fortune. Maria Torres, kansascity, "The Legend of Seuly Matias: Royals prospect once milked cows, now blasts homers," 11 June 2018 After his fateful encounter with the Kline painting, Mr. Sandler left Columbia to follow his newfound passion. New York Times, "Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92," 2 June 2018 To stuff this important 19th-century philosopher into an all-too-simple nutshell, the person who in battle overcomes his or her fear of annihilation acquires a newfound freedom. Gordon Marino, WSJ, "‘Why We Fight’ Review: Punch-Drunk Love," 10 Jan. 2019 Riding his bike feels like both a blissful assertion of his newfound freedom and something of a sad throwback to his teenage years, a more innocent time before his life was so cruelly derailed. Justin Chang,, "In Lynn Shelton's moving drama 'Outside In,' Jay Duplass is poignant as an ex-con in love," 29 Mar. 2018 Where a few new planets once shook up our picture of our own place in the cosmos, data dumps about hundreds of newfound planets now elicit a yawn. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Kepler's Last Light, and Its Towering Legacy," 8 Feb. 2019 Former president Barack Obama seems to be enjoying his newfound free time outside of the White House by dancing at concerts, sprucing up his wardrobe, and hitting the campaign trail in support of rising Democratic candidates. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Lin-Manuel Miranda and Barack Obama Perform "One Last Time" Remix from "Hamilton"," 22 Dec. 2018 Through a newfound freedom of expression, Workman as Jumper Maybach began to share the message of universal love and acceptance, creating a sufficient number of paintings to present his first exhibition by February 2013. Cynthia Zanone,, "Artist-activist Jumper Maybach, aka Ben Workman, is not clowning around," 6 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newfound

: recently discovered, acquired, or achieved : newly found or gotten

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