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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 of time-honored
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95
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  • Paul eyed the time-honored weapon that dangled from the youngster's hand.

    Slingshot

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

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Ur, as we have seen, was the time-honored seat of the Moon-god.

    Chaldea

    Znade A. Ragozin
  • They chattered noisily, with the time-honored jokes about apples and bananas.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • "The time-honored tale of Indian uprising," said Willett airily.

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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