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ancient; from time immemorial:
an age-old tradition.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Some cultures have
traditions that introduce babies to the community by way of a naming ceremony.
He loved the
mysteries surrounding the nature of matter, time and space at the heart of cosmology and metaphysics.
cultural ebb and flow between city and country, the city has made a remarkable turnaround.
Most scholars takes seriously the
system of mentoring and apprenticeship that make up doctoral education.
sportswriter dictum that commands no cheering from the press box.
The lack of rigidity that comes with this
design is mitigated here.
Speedo is giving top-tier swimmers a new weapon in that
fight, one it claims pushes the frontiers of swimwear.
dilemma, one that's not too easy to conquer.
In remote corners of the globe, some tribes struggle to keep their
ways of life.
Many have attempted to answer this
question, but none has succeeded.
British Dictionary definitions for
very old or of long duration; ancient
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As the fields fear drought in autumn, so people fear poverty in old age.
Raise children for your old age as you would store up grain against famine.
Better to endure hardship in youth than poverty in old age.