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- adj. Proved effective over a long period of time: a time-tested recipe.
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- adj. Tested and proved to be reliable over a period of time.
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- adj. tested and proved to be reliable
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A time-tested method to protect assets as people age is starting to blow up on baby boomers.
Here are some examples of the time-tested arguments we're hearing from Big Oil:
Investors are abandoning the time-tested "stocks for the long run" optimism that dominated since the late 1980s.
The tribal solutions to North America's First Nation's tribal problems rest in tribal culture: in the form of a non-violent, time-tested and effective consultative approach to conflict resolution, rooted in honored ancient traditions of respect and hospitality that all our peoples share, but melded into the world of today with communication technologies that let it cross modern borders with ease.
Airstream's time-tested subsystems, such as the refrigerator, cooktop and generator, were working well.
Science fairs, those time-tested incubators of future American scientists and engineers and a national fixture for generations, are in trouble.
Surgery is a time-tested treatment for most patients with at least 50 percent blockage, according to the guidelines.
ÂHer research led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing and protecting savings now used by more than 400,000 Americans.
Her research led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing and protecting savings now used by more than 400,000 Americans.
I can credit any number of cartridges for their versatility, but it's very difficult to recommend one cartridge or another as the "best" when they're time-tested and proven up to the task.