of the old school

of the old school

Having views or subscribing to values or traditions from an earlier era. Typically describes one who is resistant to change or new ways of doing things. John is of the old school—he still believes in the effectiveness of corporal punishment. My grandmother is of the old school, so she would never make gravy with something out of a jar.
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of the old school

traditional or old-fashioned.
1998 Imogen de la Bere The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood He came of the old school, in which men did not weep in front of other men.
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of the ˈold school

following old methods, standards, etc: He’s one of the old school, a teacher who believes in discipline and politeness.
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To the last Lavalle was a Catholic of the old school, accepting--he who had looked into the very heart of the lightnings--the dogmas of papal infallibility, of absolution, of confession--of relics great and small.
The marshal of the province in whose hands the law had placed the control of so many important public functions--the guardianship of wards (the very department which was giving Levin so much trouble just now), the disposal of large sums subscribed by the nobility of the province, the high schools, female, male, and military, and popular instruction on the new model, and finally, the district council--the marshal of the province, Snetkov, was a nobleman of the old school,--dissipating an immense fortune, a good-hearted man, honest after his own fashion, but utterly without any comprehension of the needs of modern days.
Riley spoke of such acquaintances kindly as "people of the old school.
The Prince," she said, "is an intriguer of the old school.
Cobb, who, it is needless to say, was distinctly of the old school in medicine.
The notable wife of Kamehameha, the renowned conqueror and king of the Sandwich Islands, used to pride herself in the skill she displayed in dyeing her tappa with contrasting colours disposed in regular figures; and, in the midst of the innovations of the times, was regarded, towards the decline of her life, as a lady of the old school, clinging as she did to the national cloth, in preference to the frippery of the European calicoes.
In his way he was quite as much one of the old school as the Earl of Eastchester, and the idea of a lady - a Wendermott, too - calling herself a journalist and proud of making a few hundreds a year was amazing enough to him.
The walls of the old school building suddenly collapsed on Dycausing, who was pinned to the ground, Lague said.
London Tramways, 1928, courtesy of the Old School Ads Twitter account
We are happy to be able to offer our customers the ability to sell or trade in their iPod devices and like our policy for our video game business, we will pay the best prices for these devices that they will get anywhere," said President and owner of the Old School Game Vault Brandon Hieber.
His passing is such a sad loss of one of the old school.
Working with the town council and in response to a request, Mid-Wales Housing thought it would be appropriate to put the stone on display to mark the historic site of the old school for future generations in Rhayader.
She said she hoped the workmen could save the Corpus Christi mosaic from the reception area of the old school, so it could be installed in the new buildings.
Brad Sherman, D-Woodland Hills, described Bane as ``definitely of the old school.