the fact or condition of having been only recently produced, purchased, discovered or learned about, etc.: If the brakes seem a little “grabby,” it may be due to the newness of the car—just over 1,500 miles on the odometer.
the fact or quality of being unfamiliar or novel: It's a sweet song, speaking of the newness and excitement of falling in love for the first time.
the fact or condition of being unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with something (often followed by to): Use your newness to the business as an excuse to bumble around, introduce yourself, and take people out to coffee.
the fact or condition of being fresh or previously unused or untouched: Following the blizzard, the newness of the snow cover made the ravine a serene-looking place.
the fact or quality of being different and better than before: For Christians, baptism symbolizes the death and burial of their old life and their resurrection to “walk in newness of life.”
- un·new·ness, noun
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How to use newness in a sentence
OnX Offroad is a new app that gives you details on off-road routes all over the United States and assigns each road a difficulty rating.
By evening, Paul received a new kidney from an anonymous donor in Cincinnati.
If you’re a first-time voter or have moved to a new state since the last time you voted, you will need to register.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts | by Susie Armitage | September 16, 2020 | ProPublica
Fifty years after the film’s premiere, producer Ryan Murphy is bringing “The Boys in the Band” back to the screen in a new adaptation that reunites acclaimed director Joe Mantello and the all-star cast of the Tony Award-winning 2018 Broadway revival.
Ok, so it would appear that you are the new CEO of the American Alpine Club, as of last month.
It also offers both dogs a safe place to go should they be stressed by the newness of the interaction.Sunny’s Debut, Bo’s Bubble, and the Undogly Life of a Presidential Pet | Dr. Patty Khuly | August 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Going back to Belgrade after 11 years, there was a newness to it, so the experience of it was familiarly exciting.
During that month off, Cianfrance wanted to “destroy the newness,” Gosling says.Ryan Gosling: On Blue Valentine and Michelle Williams | Nicole LaPorte | December 26, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
What's remarkable, in the end, is how little newness there was.
Her newness to the game was reinforced by the way she pronounced Lorne Michaels' name—“Loren.”
But there is a newness in every thing here, a want of interest on account of what has been, that is most sensibly felt.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Good sound sense, neatly adjusted argument, newness of thought, and clear illustration characterise his expressions.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
We are buried with Him, and rise with Him to walk in newness of life.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel | Frank G. Allen
The demonstrations of electricity are startling chiefly for three reasons: newness, silence, and inconceivable rapidity of action.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
These qualities of the Christian dispensation, which constitute its newness, are too readily lost sight of.Expositor's Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | James Denney