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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He stressed that the friendship between Pakistan and China has withstood the test of time and would grow even stronger.
Old counters and stools, made from teak, have escaped the wrath of termites and withstood the test of time.
Marcial promised to share his take on why PBA attendance is rising or falling; what innovations, if any, have been introduced, or will be introduced, to make the league more interesting; and after four decades and change, how has the league withstood the test of time, vis-a-vis the NBA and the rest of the world's professional basketball leagues.
Our products have withstood the test of time. Python is the established worldwide leaders in aquarium maintenance equipment based on consistent product performance and consumer satisfaction.
Miller points out that "Friends," which debuted in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons, has withstood the test of time. Once Netflix offered the show to subscribers, a new generation began binge-watching six friends trying to make it in New York City.
Rawalpindi -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy unique and special relations of friendship, harmony, faith and brotherhood and these relations are based on common religious, historical, social and cultural ties and have withstood the test of time.
The former envoy reaffirmed that Pakistan and China enjoy a brotherly and an "all-weather strategic partnership" which has withstood the test of time.
The American introduced it in 1974 and it has withstood the test of time to become a design classic.
With rigorous third-party pre and post manufacturing and field testing since 1984, Posiflex terminal reliability has withstood the test of time.
JEDDAH: Taif city is rich with antique fortresses and castles that have withstood the test of time over many historical periods.
He praised the bilateral friendship of the two countries, which has 'withstood the test of time'.
He analyzes JohnsonAEs original miniseriesuhow it has withstood the test of time and why other attempts to remake the series invariably failed.
As a matter of fact, some of the French buildings have withstood the test of time and for that matter are considered as important historical landmarks.
But the tower - which has withstood the test of time - is still there.