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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It has withstood the test of time because of the story of conflict and forgiveness; the witty, in-your-face lyrics; the spectacular dance numbers; and the music-now tender and lyrical, then bombastic-which in its finest passages approximates the power of opera.
He analyzes JohnsonAEs original miniseriesuhow it has withstood the test of time and why other attempts to remake the series invariably failed.
But the tower - which has withstood the test of time - is still there.
The Romanian Ambassador Emilian Ion expressed his gratitude to Speaker for his views and said that during his stay in Pakistan, he has found Pakistanis friendly, peace-loving and resilient who have withstood the test of time.
Bogdanov said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that Russia and Kuwait are linked by close ties of friendship and have withstood the test of time.
It originally opened as a temporary movie house for the workers living in nearby boom-towns and has withstood the test of time after several reconstructions.
WHERE KONKAN CAFE The country's first, it has withstood the test of time.
Remote Gambling Association chief executive Clive Hawkswood said the levy system had withstood the test of time and questioned whether reform or replacement was worth the risk.
I realized this beautifully designed building, which majestically faces the bay, has withstood the test of time," he says.
It has withstood the test of time and has been the company's bread-and-butter pack all these years.
Hong Lei said and asserted friendship between the two countries withstood the test of time and risen above the changes of the times.
While Pak Sham has withstood the test of time and has proven its ability to evolve over the last 50 years, it is now poised to raise the bar by launching a new initiative," the school official concluded.
Islamabad, Apr 17( ANI ): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the strategic partnership with China remains the cornerstone of the country's foreign policy and added Sino-Pak ties had withstood the test of time.
Liftig, who has taught at the high school, middle school, and elementary levels, compiles 40 "Tried and True" columns from the journal Science Scope (which she edits), in which teachers present classroom activities that have withstood the test of time for use in grades five through eight in physics, chemistry, life science, Earth and space science, and as instructional strategies for developing inquiry skills and classroom management.
Dewar's White Label, which has withstood the test of time, never varying from its formula for more than 100 years, is celebrated for its delicate hints of heather and honey, soft vanilla sweetness, and smooth satisfying finish.