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old-established

adjective
1.
established for a long time
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  • What makes you think that Mexico is an old-established and well-settled government, Abe?

  • It was an old-established portion of the structure of State.

  • Mr Dombey bent his head in stately recognition of the Bulbuls as an old-established body.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • It was an old-established and most respected firm, sound and wealthy.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • We conclude with noting a stage whisper of an old-established and yet most mysterious kind.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • It's a thousand pities with an old-established trade like this.

    Hobson's Choice Harold Brighouse
  • There was an old-established business to sell as a going concern, in the dale town of Highmarket: the two ex-convicts bought it.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • We have an old-established business which has been making money for years.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Your advice was the less needed, seeing I am an old-established ——.

  • And the name of Carpenter is so old-established, so honorable!

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White

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