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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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stand 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 stand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the cast members, hers was the only career that stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

Prov. to be well regarded; to last for a long time. Bill and Nancy just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Their marriage has stood the test of time. The singer's work was not popular while she was alive, but it has stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

COMMON If something stands the test of time, it proves its value over a long period of time and does not fail or go out of fashion. Many people will be wary of the peace settlement until it has stood the test of time. Fashions in floor coverings come and go, but wooden floors have stood the test of time. Note: Verbs such as pass and survive are sometimes used instead of stand. The company has always built easy-to-use, reliable equipment that has survived the test of time due to its high-quality design.
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stand the test of time

last or remain popular for a long time.
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stand the test of ˈtime

be considered valuable or useful by people for many years: Dickens’ books have stood the test of time — they are as popular now as they were a century ago.
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The material withstands steam sterilization, opening potential in medical applications.
The sizing withstands processing at up to 780 F, compared with a standard glass fiber processing range of about 350 F.
However, Alcryn MPR is said to deliver exceptional durability in harsh environments, stands up well to heat, cleaning agents and the body's natural oils, and withstands corrosion and UV deterioration, according to the company.
PLV 2024 withstands temperature extremes of -40 [degrees] to +400 [degrees] F, resists attack by many chemicals and corrosive liquids, including gasoline, oil, hydraulic fluids, hydrocarbon solvents and sulfuric acid, and demonstrates surface resistivity of 850 ohms and volume resistivity of 15 ohms Cm, according to the company.
Treated surfaces can withstand load forces in excess of 300,000 psi and will not chip, flake or peel.
This fluoroelastomer sealing compound has been specifically formulated to withstand the heat and corrosive effects of high temperature steam applications.
A fluoroelastomer sealing compound, specifically formulated to withstand the heat and corrosive effects of high temperature steam applications, has been developed by the company.