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 For those who haven’t seen them, the memes take on a couple different flavors: Some cast the Microsoft cofounder as a wealthy, newly single man looking for love. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "The Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce Memes Are Freaking Me Out," 7 May 2021 If 500,000 kids 12-15 are newly eligible, 55% of all eligible Michiganders would be more than 4,728,000 people. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan to review plan on easing COVID-19 rules if kids become vaccine eligible," 7 May 2021 Most indoor arena shows have been, also newly including Justin Bieber at Target Center. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "Minnesota music venues and festivals cheer Gov. Walz's looser restrictions," 7 May 2021 Baldwin, who also moved to France, eventually came to a similar conclusion that with distance from the U.S. came newly clear-eyed intimacy. Imani Perry, The Atlantic, "What Richard Wright Knew," 7 May 2021 And that may only be because the newly anti-carnivore recipe site is deliberately resisting a story that offers so much red meat to political reporters. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Washington Media Is Overblowing the Liz Cheney Story," 6 May 2021 Officials say the flood of newly eligible people will help use up existing supply and boost immunity as demand for the vaccine starts to ebb among the adult population. Washington Post, "With Pfizer vaccine approval for 12- to 15-year-olds expected soon, region gets ready," 6 May 2021 Addressing the newly unmasked threat is a daunting challenge. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "Nuclear reactions reawaken in Chernobyl reactor," 5 May 2021 Additionally, Techfest NW and Black Founders Matter are honoring three startups with the newly established Include Awards for companies led by BIPOC entrepreneurs. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Techfest NW returns with another virtual showcase," 4 May 2021

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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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12 May 2021

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“Newly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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