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New English

  1. Modern English.
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Origin of New English

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
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Historical Examples of new english

  • Though, however, Chaucer's own new-English work is part of the result, the intellectual gain stops there for the time being.

    The Evolution of States

    J. M. Robertson

  • He was a shining example of the “New-English men,” whose fast-thinning ranks he so sadly deplored, and whose virtues he extolled.

  • First, such as have given or taken any unfriendly reports of us New-English, should do well to recollect themselves.