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age-old

[eyj-ohld] /ˈeɪdʒˌoʊld/
adjective
1.
ancient; from time immemorial:
an age-old tradition.
Origin of age-old
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • It was nearly square—a hollow bubble in the age-old lava—axe-trimmed many hundred years ago.

    Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
  • age-old mysteries surrounding our book have not yet been cleared up.

  • Meanwhile, journeying through this age-old land, a snatch of verse goes running through my head.

    Polly the Pagan Isabel Anderson
  • The bridegroom, foretold by the age-old priest, had come at last.

    Romances of Old Japan Yei Theodora Ozaki
  • It was a strange story of forbidden love, one that might have been enacted in age-old times beneath the shadows of the pyramids.

British Dictionary definitions for age-old

age-old

adjective
1.
very old or of long duration; ancient
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Word Origin and History for age-old
adj.

1896, from age (n.) + old.

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