new·​found | \ˈnü-ˈfau̇nd \

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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Apps like Instagram often get a bad rap as a breeding ground for trolls, but with a newfound following, Millicent's experience has overall been positive. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "Millicent Simmonds Saved the Day in A Quiet Place — Now She's Headed to the Disney Channel," 4 Dec. 2018 But there’s also a newfound tension that isn’t particularly pleasant. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Red Dead Online’s early hours are full of violence, beauty, and annoying griefers," 27 Nov. 2018 Critical to the newfound abilities of all this automation is artificial intelligence. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Inside the New Industrial Revolution," 12 Nov. 2018 But upon returning to France on May 30, de Gaulle doubled down against the protests, displaying newfound strength in a restore-to-order radio address to the public. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Fifty Years Later, France Is Still Debating the Legacy of Its 1968 Protests," 4 May 2018 But for all the cynical bravado of its embassy Twitter feeds, Russia is acting not out of a sense of newfound strength but a fear of decline and isolation. Seva Gunitsky, The New Republic, "One Word to Fix U.S. Russia Policy," 27 Apr. 2018 Raisman was passionate about her newfound strength and the need for change in the gymnastics community. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, "Olympians Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber detail Nassar abuse," 19 Jan. 2018 But the killer’s newfound openness should not be read as remorse. Kyle Swenson, The Seattle Times, "Elderly prisoner claims he’s America’s deadliest serial killer with 90 victims. Police believe him.," 20 Nov. 2018 Most importantly, Apple’s newfound commitment to its older phones means the iPhone 7 runs exceptionally well in 2018. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—tech and gear for travel that we’d buy," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of newfound

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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