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brave new world

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A world or realm of radically transformed existence, especially one in which technological progress has both positive and negative results.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ambitious, often utopian, vision of the future.
  • n. A significant change for the worse.

Etymologies

After Brave New World, title of a novel by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, which is in turn a reference to a line from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (first performed around 1611). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • New Bedford had been a town bereft of three-quarters of a generation of young men when those unlikely Pied Pipers, Roland Francis Clancey and Jeremy Bolt, had arrived, with the promise of a brave new world out beyond the frontier.

    Ishmael

  • And as far as she could tell, the Allimir were the only ones in this brave new world who'd taken an oath of pacifism.

    The Warslayer

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