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.
Recent Examples on the Web McIgnvale fashions himself as someone who has been a figure on the Houston media and social scene for four decades, so the local publicity isn't newfound. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "'It didn't work out': 'Mattress Mack' estimates $12-14 million in losses after Astros World Series bets," 31 Oct. 2019 Today, the People’s Liberation Army is quickly closing the gap with the U.S. armed forces and is projecting its newfound power from the Arctic to Africa to Australasia. Marion Smith, National Review, "After 70 Years, Communist China Is Weaker Than It Appears," 30 Sep. 2019 Michael Gebru, 41, made frequent trips between Toronto and the East African nation in the hopes of using his newfound wealth to make a positive difference in his homeland, his cousin, Sosuna Asefaw, told CBC News. Fox News, "Canadian man who won $10M lottery mysteriously dies in Ethiopia, family says," 25 Sep. 2019 Despite those recent signs, critics say a few Republicans’ newfound enthusiasm for climate shouldn’t raise hopes. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "A stable climate may require a carbon removal industry twice as big as the one for fossil fuels," 25 Sep. 2019 In this exclusive preview of Sabrina the Teenage Witch #5, the two go into battle with their newfound magic powers. Christian Holub,, "Sabrina and Salem gear up for battle in Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic preview," 9 Sep. 2019 Her mom, noticing the newfound enthusiasm in her daughter and looking for something to keep her busy, took note of an advertisement for Badger-Sloan basketball camp in the church bulletin. Melissa Isaacson,, "How the 1979 Niles West Girls Basketball Team Navigated the Early Years of Title IX," 5 Aug. 2019 LeBron and his newfound partner and crime Matthew Dellevadova jumped out to a 2–1 series lead with tight wins in Game 2 and Game 3, testing the Warriors similarly to the Grit-and-Grind Grizzlies two rounds prior. Michael Shapiro,, "Ranking the Best NBA Finals of the Past Decade," 16 Sep. 2019 Friends gained a newfound following among millennials thanks to its run on Netflix, and the company paid a reported $100 million just to keep Friends around through 2019. James Hibberd,, "Every episode of Seinfeld is coming to Netflix," 16 Sep. 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Newfound.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of newfound

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

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