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or (especially British) time-honoured

[tahym-on-erd] /ˈtaɪmˌɒn ərd/
revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance:
a time-honored custom.
Origin of time-honored
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The lady had a glittering eye; she put it to its time-honored use and fixed Mr. Magee with it.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • Paul eyed the time-honored weapon that dangled from the youngster's hand.

    Slingshot Irving W. Lande
  • One of the time-honored dictums of the day was that falling bodies fell with a velocity proportioned to their weight.

  • The historic and time-honored art of empire-building is the only art they know.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • It is worthy of remark how often these trifles illustrate that trite and time-honored simile of Life.

    Sword and Gown George A. Lawrence
Word Origin and History for time-honored

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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