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News (?), n [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News s plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.]

1.

A report of recent occurences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence.

Evil news rides post, while good news baits. Milton.

2.

Something strange or newly happened.

It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich. L'Estrange.

3.

A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper.

[Obs.]

There cometh a news thither with his horse. Pepys.

 

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