- ancient; from time immemorial: an age-old tradition.
Origin of age-old
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for age-old
I meant the age-old motivator, fear—stoking fear in their base of what a Republican Senate would look like.How Can Dems Be Losing to These Idiots?
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It promises to be a parsimonious solution to the age-old problem of preventing unwanted pregnancies.Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017
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Finally, some solid facts in the age-old debate: Does marriage make you live longer or does it just seem longer?P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks
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It is called “being offended,” and it is an age-old Russian national pastime, both on an individual level and more broadly.Don’t You Dare Call Russians Thin-Skinned!
February 5, 2014
You, and millions like you, may have recently discovered meditation, an age-old practice dating back to the 1st millenium BCE.These 7 iPhone Apps for Meditation Make Us Want To Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale
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It was plainly red—the light came from inside the age-old throat.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Age-old mysteries surrounding our book have not yet been cleared up.
The age-old genetic wisdom was still available to guide him.The Great Gray Plague
Raymond F. Jones
They set their ambush with the age-old skill the Redax had grafted into their memories.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
It was the visualizing to him of that age-old conflict in which only the fittest survive.Justin Wingate, Ranchman
John H. Whitson
- very old or of long duration; ancient
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Word Origin and History for age-old
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