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Completely new:‘Graham's uniform was brand new’‘a brand-new Oxford dictionary’
most recent, newest, brand new, just out, just released, fresh, present-day, up to date, up to the minute, state-of-the-art, current, modern, contemporary, modernistic, fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, voguish, bang up to date, inView synonyms
- ‘Still, the blog has a brand new and much more robust commenting system which works in a very similar way.’
- ‘Each is highly entertaining and can be heard at a brand new listening point set up at the museum.’
- ‘Imagine my amazement to see a new hole appear by the weekend in the brand new, resurfaced road.’
- ‘The name of this conspiracy is brand new and I know this because I have just invented it.’
- ‘These girls are so young, so fresh and clearly brand new to what's ahead of them.’
- ‘As the stadium is brand new the facilities for the audience will be superb.’
- ‘Ultimately, the only equipment a baby must have brand new is a cot mattress and a car seat.’
- ‘It is interesting working on something brand new and trying to establish a tone and a house style.’
- ‘The character designs are enchantingly familiar, but brand new at the same time.’
- ‘I was appalled by all the stalls that were selling brand new goods, supposedly cheap.’
- ‘We will be continuing to operate from a brand new larger store opening soon in Leeds city centre.’
- ‘He loved it, that smell of fresh paint and brand new equipment and furniture.’
- ‘Industrialised farming has also thrown up brand new diseases which may threaten humans.’
- ‘It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it worked.’
- ‘The blade, brand new and shining, calls with a seductive voice that I must ignore.’
- ‘In Romsey, two schools destined for the axe were rolled into one to create a brand new primary school.’
- ‘This will give consumers a choice between buying brand new cartridges or reusing old ones.’
- ‘I'm glad that song came back to me, and made me laugh in the face of another brand new day.’
- ‘Her flat is brand new but small so luckily there was an extra communal room big enough to fit the thirty or so people.’
- ‘They sang a variety of songs from Abba to Sondheim, from old classics to brand new numbers.’
Late 16th century: from brand + new, with the idea straight from the fire.
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