survive the test of time

survive the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. (A less common variant of "stand/withstand the test of 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.
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 survived the test of time.
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Above all, Ms Letamo said with an arsenal of skills she got from school she managed to survive the test of time.
He added that Christianity, or any major religion that preceded it, would survive the test of time.
"Christianity, or any major religion that preceded it, will always survive the test of time," he added.
Let us hope that our current methods survive the test of time and allow future generations their own opportunities to observe and discover 21st century life on Merseyside.
It will display an array of wooden objects which have been preserved in Vindolanda's oxygen-free archaeological environment, resulting in the preservation of organic materials which usually don't survive the test of time.
The timing is of critical importance and a reminder of a 2007-08 situation when the Musharraf-led administration was pushed to the wall for political reasons and the subsequent PPP-led coalition government decided at the last moment to put on hold launching of a few transactions in the international capital market, followed by an IMF programme on tough conditions that could not survive the test of time beyond few initial tranches.
KS: What has allowed Smirnoff to survive the test of time?
Today is the day of celebration of language diversity for the country and we will ensure that these languages survive the test of time and place."
Way back in 1999 I knew that eventually the internet would be the only medium that will survive the test of time. Modes of access will be different, so you could consume movies on your television but the platform will be internet.
But while the joy provided by these great entertainers offers a short-term thrill, it is the trophies their teams win which better survive the test of time. Our grandchildren will hear about England's historic 2005 Ashes win long after we have all forgotten that Kevin Pietersen made 158 at the Oval.
While many boutique law firms do not survive the test of time, our longevity is a testimony to the quality of our services and the loyalty and respect we earn from clients.
Will Test matches survive the test of time? Diehard fans of traditional cricket have been bemoaning the marginalisation of the game's toughest format since the advent of the one-day variety for a good many years now, the mass popularity of the Twenty20 version only adding to their fears.
Some fashions come and go, never to be seen again, while others survive the test of time. Everyone understands paradigm shifts in the world of fashion, but changing paradigms in the work world--especially in our technology-driven industry--are far more difficult to catch.
Like Jesus Christ proclaimed, "upon this rock I will build my church," which will survive the test of time and all the adversities.
Allow me to explain why print media will survive the test of time. I'll do so with two personal anecdotes.