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[noo-found, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌfaʊnd, ˈnyu-/
newly found or discovered:
newfound friends.
Origin of newfound
First recorded in 1490-1500; new + found1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They did not speak of it again, but something had happened to their new-found oneness.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • As he walked, he plotted methods of using his new-found powers.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • Part of the day the child seemed satisfied with her new-found liberty.

    The Making of Mary Jean Forsyth
  • Toby worked his new-found faculty thoroughly, but with discretion.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • Indeed, so strange was his new-found knowledge, that he could not grasp the significance of even half of the facts in his mind.

  • Would chance ever bring him within the sphere of his new-found divinity?

    The Giant's Robe F. Anstey
  • A thrill of pain went through her heart, tempering her exceeding joy in her new-found happiness.

    The Shadow Witch Gertrude Crownfield
British Dictionary definitions for new-found


newly or recently discovered: new-found confidence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for new-found



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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