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.
One valuation book stands out as withstanding the test of time among investors and students of financial markets, Aswath Damodaran's Investment Valuation.
Stan Lee's creative genius is withstanding the test of time as a never ending stream of Stan Lee credited films seem to keep growing in numbers, hit after hit, year after year.
The Endeavor stent offers a combination of clinical effectiveness and safety that is withstanding the test of time," said Scott Ward, president of Medtronic's vascular business.