anew

[uh-noo, uh-nyoo]
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Origin of anew

before 1000; Middle English onew, of newe; see a-2), Old English of niowe, probably modeled on Old French de neuf; replacing Old English edniwe once more
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Related Words for anew

recently, afresh, lately, new, newly, over

Examples from the Web for anew

Contemporary Examples of anew

  • But every time I spoke to this tall, soft-spoken man, I heard hope spring anew.

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    The Refugee I Know

    Stephen Slater

    June 7, 2012

  • And conservatives—especially the Tea Party—will try to lure him anew into debating other issues, like the debt and regulations.

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    Obama's Summer Blues

    Eleanor Clift

    September 2, 2011

  • He said deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”

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    Israel Is Losing

    Dan Ephron

    March 23, 2011

  • Deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”

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    Israel Is Losing

    Dan Ephron

    March 23, 2011

Historical Examples of anew

  • He was resolved to be all condescension, if anew you had not provoked him.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • They will find the courage to clear the land of the flotsam and cultivate it anew.

    The Flood

    Emile Zola

  • He thanked him, and said he would not anew expose himself to the danger of sinning.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • Sir Oliver remonstrated with him and in such terms as to put heart into him anew.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Even as she looked she heard her father command the man to lay on anew.


British Dictionary definitions for anew

anew

adverb
  1. over again; once more
  2. in a different way; afresh

Word Origin for anew

Old English of nīwe; see of, new
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Word Origin and History for anew
adv.

c.1300, a neue, from Old English of-niowe; see a- (1) + new. One-word form dominant from c.1400.

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