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test of time

A figurative test that a person or thing "passes" if it works, functions, or endures for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can survive the test of time. Of all the other cast members, hers was the only career that withstood the test of time.
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Philip's piety had not stood the test of time, and he had long since given up his nightly reading of the Bible; but now, under the influence of Mr.
US-Saudi relations, which stood the test of time, will achieve its shared goals: US envoy, published in Arab News on Oct.
Best's Review's annual Standing the Test of Time feature, showcasing insurers that have maintained a Best's Financial Strength Rating of 'A' or higher for at least 50 years, has evolved into a real-time listing.
After all, it's no secret that for every era of gaming there have been quality titles that will always stand the test of time.
Another group that have stood the test of time is Iron Maiden, still making great albums and putting on good concerts.
From Plum Bread, to Gooseberry Salad, to Chicken Dijonnaise Strudel, and so very much more, these wonderfully diverse recipes combine flavorful explosions of favorite local ingredients, easy how-to instructions, and the solid stamp of approval that comes from the test of time.
In order to get the nod, according to the Bank of England, Elgar needed to be a historical figure who's achievements have stood the test of time.
An excellent dessert cookbook filled with recipes that survive the test of time with flying colors.
Armourcoat has stood the test of time, being extremely tough and durable.
We want to continue in that tradition by developing a landmark studio facility with a world-class design that will stand the test of time and fit contextually into the Long Island City neighborhood," said Alan Suna, chief executive officer of Silvercup.
From his playing days with the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks to his legendary NBA title victories with Chicago and Los Angeles (including the 2002 championship crown), Jackson's "quiet energy' is a philosophical dichotomy that has stood the test of time.
And our security and health advice stands the test of time.
Whether an encyclical transcends its moment and becomes a benchmark in the traditions of Catholicism and, perhaps, in the history of the wider world, is dependent upon at least two things: 1) the importance of the subject matter and 2) the test of time.
Built when the Southern Pacific Railroad was seeking a new route to connect Ventura with Los Angeles, the old tunnel has stood the test of time, including major earthquakes and water that seeps through the mountain.
This is a lively, succinctly written work that will stand the test of time.