1. adhering to conservative or reactionary principles
    an oldline senator
  2. long-established
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How To Use old-line In A Sentence

  • It lowered corporate tax rates for those companies while cutting or eliminating provisions in the tax code, such as the investment tax credit, that had primarily benefited old-line industries like utilities and railroads.
  • In contrast to the posh style of an old-line charity, this one is housed in a refurbished cheque-processing plant.
  • And even the old-line, skeptical faculty can accommodate such ambitions, tempted by the promise of added status and goaded by self-doubt about the value of their own careers.
  • The inflationary backdrop (including energy, healthcare, and pension liabilities) has thus far largely destroyed the old-line U.S. airline and auto-parts industries.
  • This movement is important because it shows that radical criticism is turning in a new direction that has nothing to do with old-line progressivism; but it is so extreme that it has not had any practical effect.
  • The existing old-line media companies, which have a big stake in where people advertise, have to recognize this medium.
  • Conventional, old-line concerns that once had nothing more than a passing interest in high technology are starting Internet subsidiaries.
  • The president is an embarrassment to many old-line conservatives, especially non - evangelical Christians.
  • To be sure, few European companies are as burdened by unfunded pension liabilities as some U.S. companies, particularly in old-line industries.
  • Their rule was one of unparalleled horror, but Nazi opinion about personal property was indisputably far more centrist (with syndical-socialist elements) than old-line Marxists would have us believe. David Brin’s Two-Dimensional Political Landscape « Isegoria
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