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time-honored

[tahym-on-erd] /ˈtaɪmˌɒn ərd/
adjective
1.
revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance:
a time-honored custom.
Also, especially British, time-honoured.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • Counting things out on fingers is a time-honored tradition.
  • It sounds as if you are engaging in the long, time-honored tradition of complaining about the short-comings of your country.
  • And hanging on a wall is a time-honored last line of defense: a flyswatter.
  • Peters' specialty is the time-honored technique of affectionately observing cultural differences.
  • Becoming a street-food vendor is a time-honored road to success-but sometimes you need a helping hand to figure out the ropes.
  • Applying the solutions of biological evolution to our purposes is a time-honored technique.
  • It has broken the time-honored tradition of physical and yet impotent football in favor of beauty, elegance and efficacy.
  • At the top echelons of chess, jockeying for advantage before the game begins is a time-honored tradition.
  • The rest of the casting, in time-honored disaster-movie style, is entertainingly familiar.
  • Cutting taxes is a time-honored strategy for stimulating growth.
Word Origin and History for time-honored
adj.

also time-honoured, 1590s; from time (n.) + past tense of honor (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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