- adj. having been passed along from generation to generation
“We are all 2,000 years late to the pious party, and the best we can do is accept handed-down versions of what others supposedly said.”
“My handed-down squash casserole recipe is almost exactly your mom's except we cook the onions with the squash and don't add carrots.”
“And then, thinking of this, I wonder … I begin to wonder what my Little Bird will take in her own life from these handed-down patterns and rhythms.”
“The second was vacation photos snapped seemingly willy-nilly by Byron Westbrook , 35, when he started shooting with his grandfather's handed-down camera.”
“A hunting buddy and I have named handed-down shotguns for their previous owners - Hutter is a Model 11 Remington named after my father-in-law, and Earl P is a Model 11 named after his grandfather.”
“That, to me, was an example of an illusion -- an inherited notion, a handed-down tradition.”
“I am wearing a pair of handed-down shoes that Pappa has put new soles on three times.”
“Contador began riding a handed-down bike from his elder brother Francisco at the age of 15.”
“Young people are not satisfied with handed-down beliefs.”
“If your family has lived in the United States for a while, you may have to go back a few generations to written birth records or handed-down family stories.”
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