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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEWS

Mrs. Milbrey entered, news of importance visibly animating her.

She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.

And there was the rather astonishing bit of news he had just given her.

Day after day passed on with no news of Giles or Will Wherry.

Great was the interchange of news over the homely hearty meal.

He dreaded to break the news to his mother, for he knew that it would distress her.

Soon the news of his terrible deed spread throughout the land.

Hope took the news more patiently than any one, but with deep solicitude.

But now came a tide of other news, and almost all of it was stale stuff to him.

One day Harriett came in to her father and mother with the news.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "new things," plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.); after French nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render Medieval Latin nova (neuter plural) "news," literally "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is early 15c. Meaning "radio or television program presenting current events" is from 1923. Bad news "unpleasant person or situation" is from 1926. Expression no news, good news can be traced to 1640s. Expression news to me is from 1889.

The News in the Virginia city Newport News is said to derive from the name of one of its founders, William Newce.

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