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  • adjective Alternative spelling of time-honored.

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  • adjective honored because of age or long usage
  • adjective acceptable for a long time

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Examples

  • This time-honoured travel strategy can be daunting if you're not used to it, but you'll soon come to discover that unplugged travel carries its own, often more rewarding, set of possibilities.rolfpotts.com

    Has technology robbed travel of its riches?

  • The children disappear for hours, running back and forth into the shallows and, in time-honoured tradition of this beach, modelling figures from the clay in the cliffs, before leaving them to bake in the sun.

    Powerless to resist: a no-tech break on the Isle of Wight

  • Juliette Blightman deals in deceptive banalities that, through meticulously selective stage management, conjure moments of reverie on the time-honoured, irrepressible passing of time.

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  • Although I'm not averse to abusing the chickpea's easy-going nature on occasion I can particularly recommend the carrot and cardamom hummus from Alice Hart's new book, Vegetarian, here I'm sticking to the time-honoured quartet of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic – no peanut butter, Nigella, and no dried mint thank you Elizabeth David.

    How to make perfect hummus

  • They depart in the time-honoured journeys in search for opportunity.

    Alamos: Still a boom to bust town, but with everlasting charm

  • A few years later there was a real library with reading tables and librarians who said "shush" in the time-honoured fashion.

    Library cuts will deny our children the glorious addiction of reading

  • The next stage of their attack – and attack is the time-honoured best form of defence, after all – is generally to repeat a variation of the hate speech of Janice Raymond as iterated in her transphobic screed The Transsexual Empire: the making of the she-male:

    Yet another trans 101, in which Helen tells cis people What’s What

  • Then again, Fifa's general secretary, Jérôme Valcke, hosting the draw and looking to make the time-honoured transition from office administration to light entertainment, is no Dave Lee Travis or 'Diddy' David Hamilton, however much glitter he sprinkles over himself.

    Girl from Ipanema was not the only bum note struck at a Rio marina | Scott Murray

  • The next stage of their attack – and attack is the time-honoured best form of defence, after all – is generally to repeat a variation of the hate speech of Janice Raymond as iterated in her transphobic screed The Transsexual Empire: the making of the she-male:

    Yet another trans 101, in which Helen tells cis people What’s What

  • In the short-term, the results of the town's decline were in keeping with that time-honoured symbiosis between shrinking prospects and the politics of hate: Hoyerswerda remains a byword for a deeply ugly episode in 1991 when local neo-nazis besieged a hostel for refugees, cheered on by hundreds of locals.

    Quiet epitaph to industry: a typical East German town

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