withstand the test of time

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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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Stone homes have been around for centuries and are known for withstanding the test of time.
KUWAIT, May 12 (KUNA) -- Withstanding the test of time, Kuwaiti traditional music such as "Al-Samri", "Al-Khammari", and "Al-Ardah" have been and continues to be part the local folklore and culture.