Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective prenominal having just or recently arisen or come into existence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having just or recently arisen or come into existence

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Examples

  • The younger actor was charming and engaging but before long she felt a member of a distant audience — she and the couple sat passively before him as he paced the hardwood floor — merely a group to try new-sprung techniques upon.

    Smoke and Mirrors

  • Sitting cross-legged, Yehoshua casts a giant's shadow on the new-sprung grass, littered with the decayed remnants of olives missed in the last harvest.

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 6)

  • Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai’s new-sprung romance with her handsome tutor, their lives descend into chaos.

    The Inheritance of Loss: Summary and book reviews of The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.

  • When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests.

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  • When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests.

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  • This new-sprung feeling arrived as much as a surprise to Ermila as her disappointment in having to wait yet again, and she stood in line shivering.

    Their Dogs Came With Them

  • She bows her head, the new-sprung flower to smell,

    Venus and Adonis

  • The forest was dressed in green; the young calves frisked on the new-sprung grass; the wind-winged shadows of light clouds sped over the green cornfields; the hermit cuckoo repeated his monotonous all-hail to the season; the nightingale, bird of love and minion of the evening star, filled the woods with song; while Venus lingered in the warm sunset, and the young green of the trees lay in gentle relief along the clear horizon.

    The Last Man

  • He looked on political freedom as the direct agent to effect the happiness of mankind; and thus any new-sprung hope of liberty inspired a joy and an exultation more intense and wild than he could have felt for any personal advantage.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Pohatan threw his massive bulk at the figure, only to run headlong into a dense grove of new-sprung spruce that hadn't been there when he'd started his charge.

    Impossible Places

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