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Also especially British, time-hon·oured.

Origin of time-honored

First recorded in 1585–95
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Contemporary Examples of time-honored

Historical Examples of time-honored

  • Paul eyed the time-honored weapon that dangled from the youngster's hand.


    Irving W. Lande

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

  • Ur, as we have seen, was the time-honored seat of the Moon-god.


    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

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

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