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newfound

[noo-found, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌfaʊnd, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
newly found or discovered:
newfound friends.
Origin of newfound
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; new + found1
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  • What if he had said nothing was to be compared to his new-found love for Rose.

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  • Seth's new-found courage and manhood had vanished at the thought.

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  • When the work of the household was in hand she shook off the glamour of the new-found emotion.

  • Her eyes, still wet with recent tears, danced with a new-found joy.

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  • With new-found interest she examined the fracture, and stared at it in wonder.

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  • She met the eyes of her father in some new-found wonder, gasping for breath.

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  • He became seized of a new-found confidence that he could sustain his part.

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British Dictionary definitions for new-found

new-found

adjective
1.
newly or recently discovered: new-found confidence
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Word Origin and History for new-found

newfound

adj.

also new-found, late 15c., from new + found (adj.) "discovered."

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