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withstand the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can withstand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the other cast members, hers was the only career that withstood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can stand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the cast members, hers was the only career that stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

Prov. to be well regarded; to last for a long time. Bill and Nancy just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Their marriage has stood the test of time. The singer's work was not popular while she was alive, but it has stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

COMMON If something stands the test of time, it proves its value over a long period of time and does not fail or go out of fashion. Many people will be wary of the peace settlement until it has stood the test of time. Fashions in floor coverings come and go, but wooden floors have stood the test of time. Note: Verbs such as pass and survive are sometimes used instead of stand. The company has always built easy-to-use, reliable equipment that has survived the test of time due to its high-quality design.
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stand the test of time

last or remain popular for a long time.
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stand the test of ˈtime

be considered valuable or useful by people for many years: Dickens’ books have stood the test of time — they are as popular now as they were a century ago.
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He roared encouragement and commands at his battling utans, and then, as they charged further and further from the Thuria, he could no longer withstand the lure of battle.
Come to me, then," the Buli answered, "for my weapon is only a poor miserable club, and, as you say, it cannot withstand you.
It has often been assumed that man has chosen for domestication animals and plants having an extraordinary inherent tendency to vary, and likewise to withstand diverse climates.
Yes, of course,' replied I, determined to be as provoking as herself; 'for when a lady does consent to listen to an argument against her own opinions, she is always predetermined to withstand it - to listen only with her bodily ears, keeping the mental organs resolutely closed against the strongest reasoning.
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Dubai: The civic authorities on Wednesday issued new rules asking all new projects to raise the threshold of buildings to withstand earthquake tremors up to 5.
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The EE25 drive can withstand operating temperatures between -30 to 85 degrees C, with the ability to withstand vibration interruptions.
Though architect, Frank Williams, never dreamed the Bellaire condominium he designed on East 72nd Street would ever have to withstand a single engine plane slamming through its core at 122 mph like it did October 11, he had designed the building to hold up under pressure.
This rubber products manufacturer has developed a high-performance sealing compound that is specifically formulated from fluoroelastomer resins to withstand the heat and corrosive effects of high temperature steam applications.
Saenz also remains confident the bill will withstand constitutional review, and noted that some of the other amendments added last week were designed to strengthen its legal viability.
These requirements were intended to provide a more accurate means for determining if the tie-downs securing the cargo would withstand the potential deceleration and acceleration forces.
The harsh environments of a metalcasting facility, however, calls for part marking that must withstand the rigors of production.