American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing the effects of long use or wear: timeworn lanes.
- adj. Used too often; trite: timeworn expressions.
- adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
“Somewhere around this point, we usually get sucked into another timeworn argument which states that trans women are reinforcing gender stereotypes by transitioning to a female binary spectrum identity.”
“It is a fresh, visually stunning assessment of a current design trend effectively erasing the timeworn divide between creators and consumers.”
“Even those dramas founded on more mainstream set-ups – new cop series Chicago Code and The Closer, for example, starring, respectively, Jennifer Beals (47) and Kyra Sedgwick (45) – appear to have jettisoned the timeworn notion of the gutsy dame forced to overcome prejudice in a traditionally male environment.”
“Of course, we have our petty absurdities – Sir Dave Richards's position as both FA board member and Premier League chairman is a timeworn example – but, by crikey, don't they lack the scale and imagination of this?”
“Because sometimes, it seems to me as if all of the big moments in my life can be traced back to the gorgeous, timeworn stories of opera.”
“Jeff Parker has established himself as a smart writer of a variety of snappy, satisfying genre comics, even finding fresh approaches to timeworn franchise characters.”
“Mullen repeated the timeworn invocation that Beijing and Washington should work together on "broader, and common, goals" on the global stage, after asserting that China was now a world power.”
“Running with the children of the village through meadow grass, among the mounds and hillocks, chasing along the timeworn runs of fox and rabbit through the ruins.”
“The role-playing is a familiar practice for job hunters, but the weekly sessions at the Career Network Ministry reach beyond timeworn employment strategies.”
“Their timeworn end found Colin, naked, as was his bedtime preference, pressed to the bed, sweat-fretted, and silent.”
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