1. acceptable for a long time
    time-honored customs
  2. honored because of age or long usage
    time-honored institutions
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How To Use time-honored In A Sentence

  • The winner got a bottle of barbecue sauce and that most time-honored reward of childhood, a gold star.
  • Throughout the history of nations, inflation has been a time-honored and subtle method for governments to plunder its citizenry.
  • Bankers, applying traditional, time-honored management models, originally saw only automation in the ATM network, however.
  • The espadrille is a time-honored comfort solution, having been made in Spain since the fourteenth century; this simple-cum-elegant design was also “green” well before Earth was put in peril by man. The Style Checklist
  • My wife, child and mother-in-law left Friday for the outlands of the state, leaving me and the dog to amuse ourselves in the time-honored method: staying up until 3 AM watching Star Wars with the stereo pumped up to 11.
  • The Imperial Court is a place of intrigue and factionalism, concealed by time-honored protocol and great displays of wealth. SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN
  • These questions lead to some reflections on the ways in which créolité translates time-honored models of literary history, while providing new ascriptions of literary genesis, genealogy, and genetic criticism.
  • This is a time-honored custom.
  • Running hard against the elite, effete (or as Bill O'Reilly concisely puts it, the "sniveling, left-wing, wine-drinking, brie-eating") media establishment -- while simultaneously chewing on pork rinds, downing shots of Crown Royal with beer chasers, and quadrennially cozying up to soccer and hockey moms and Nascar dads -- is of course a time-honored tradition among political practitioners within both the Republican and the Democratic wings of America's ruling Property Party. Rory O'Connor: Beating the Press -- Literally
  • Worst of all expansion is eroding the precious and time-honored values of community with neighbors and communion with nature.
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