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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Belize is unflinching in its desire to contribute to the design of an OAS that withstands the test of time and galvanizes the support of our regional and hemispheric stakeholders.
It's a show which, despite its obvious 1990s' origins, withstands the test of time and has proven seminal over the intervening years - just think of all those Saturday night wannabes you've seen on TV talent shows over the years.
Composed with flair and panache, The Black Moth is a classic that withstands the test of time, highly recommended for audiobook connoisseurs and public library collections.
The thread they use is 1mm thick and it is treated with beeswax so that dirt won't stick to it and withstands the test of time.
Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment, and Intimacy" is a guide to making a relationship that withstands the test of time as Bill Cloke offers advice on forging that ironclad relationship through sexuality, anger, and facing life intelligently through cooperation and unity.
That is, he explained, "layering what's new with classic design that has historically worked and withstands the test of time -- layering in my line with things that have a personal importance to you maybe your grandmother's vase or an antique frame .
IT may well be 60 years old,but such is Nel Coward's flair for dramatic finesse,along with a corking plot linked to hilarious dialogue, that this delightful comedic romp easily withstands the test of time.
Lucy withstands the test of time,'' Goad said, explaining Lucy's appeal.
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Told from Cathy's first-person perspective, The Beckoning Door is at times mysterious, at times heart-pounding, and crafts a net of intrigue that withstands the test of time.
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