new·ly | \ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newly 

1 : lately, recently a newly married couple newly affluent

2 : anew, afresh newly painted

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Synonyms & Antonyms for newly


freshly, just, late, lately, new, now, only, recently



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Examples of newly in a Sentence

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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Even as 5 million people returned to their country of origin, 16.2 million people were newly displaced around the world last year. Laignee Barron, Time, "A Record 68.5 Million People in the World Were Forcibly Displaced by the End of 2017, U.N. Says," 19 June 2018 This gives astronomers a kind of roadmap for detecting other newly-forming planets around other stars, which will give us more insights into how planets form. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The First Picture of a Newborn Planet," 2 July 2018 That’s it right up there, the bright li’l blob just right of center — a newly formed, yet unnamed gas giant with a mass greater than Jupiter, orbiting a star known as PDS70. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Sorry But I Don’t Find This Newborn Planet Very Cute," 2 July 2018 Larissa Anderson, newly hired after a lengthy stint at Hofstra, comes to the Tigers' program preaching strong work ethic and core values — traits that encouraged Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk to bring her to Columbia. Deaundra Allen, kansascity, "Missouri's next softball coach intends to put strong work ethic in play," 7 June 2018 After the payments were disclosed, Novartis explained that former chief executive Joe Jimenez had pursued the arrangement in hopes of gaining a direct pipeline to the newly forming Trump administration. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Swiss attorney general will not pursue bribery charges against Novartis for payments to Trump lawyer," 6 June 2018 This would better enhance the experience of sitting in a home that is newly clean. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Adults Who Insist on Saying ‘Veggies’," 13 July 2018 Beyond the biblical literalism of allied evangelicals, newly sophisticated ways of attacking environmental sciences arose that appealed to doubt and uncertainty, coins of the scientific realm itself. Christopher Sellers, Vox, "How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism," 6 July 2018 In fact, immigration soared from newly independent countries in Asia, and nearby ones in Latin America. The Economist, "America’s immigration system is broken," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of newly

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

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New London

new look





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

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English Language Learners Definition of newly

: a short time ago


new·ly | \ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newly

: not long ago : recently a newly elected governor

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to reject or criticize sharply

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