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. This charming architectural style is seen around the world, from Lebanon to India, the United Kingdom, Egypt and beyond.
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.