new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newly

1 : lately, recently a newly married couple newly affluent
2 : anew, afresh newly painted

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They are a newly married couple. That is a newly acquired habit. Here is where we keep the newly arrived merchandise. The room is newly painted.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Family Involvement Center, where Kline works, has started a support program to connect parents who have been through the system with parents newly arriving. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, "'Life would have been a lot simpler': He thought adopting grandkids would save them. He spent years trying," 4 Dec. 2019 Because there is no requirement that the funds be newly invested, a well-off parent could simply transfer funds into a 529 plan from other vehicles, such as regular brokerages or IRAs, in order to take advantage of their state’s tax breaks. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "High earners claim MN tax breaks for college savings," 1 Dec. 2019 Americans’ home-buying dollar stretches the furthest in El Paso, Texas, according to newly released data from home site Zillow. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Houston suburb among the best cities to buy a giant mansion on a budget," 17 Oct. 2019 The Washington Post caught up with the newly internet-famous fan and asked him the story behind his unconventional strategy. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Beer-holding Nationals fan explained why he used his chest to block HR ball," 28 Oct. 2019 Last year, Flores was among 338 people in Bexar County who were newly diagnosed with HIV. San Antonio Express-News, "HIV services in San Antonio," 24 Oct. 2019 Women’s NGOs also helped develop newly released UN guidance on business and human rights that takes into account how women and girls are disproportionately affected by certain business activities. Kate Grosser, Quartz, "Feminism is rising above the capitalism that exploits it," 15 Oct. 2019 Dalyn Dawkins, newly promoted from the practice squad, got two carries and subbed in ahead of Lewis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Titans coach deciding whether to bench Mariota for Tannehill," 14 Oct. 2019 In the chapter dedicated to Sarabhai, his kurta-pyjama and the bicycles in the backdrop of large rockets present a commentary on the socio-political reality of a newly independent, emerging nation state. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "In photos: The scientists who launched India’s space programme," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of newly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of newly was before the 12th century

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10 Dec 2019

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“Newly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of newly

: a short time ago


new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of newly

: not long ago : recently a newly elected governor

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