tried-and-true love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tested and proved to be worthy or good.


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  • These are among the tried-and-true financial rules consumers have been told to live by for years.

    Four Money Rules You Can Break

  • "He is a tried-and-true realist, innately cautious and conservative, and has little time for idealistic goals."

    A Man Needed Abroad, Reviled at Home

  • In addition to tried-and-true recommendations for handling clutter, Bishop actually discusses screen dimensions in this chapter, reminding you that there may be important messages waiting below the line of your browser window.

    Arthur Rosenfeld: Working Around Life's Obstacles

  • And so groups like al-Qaeda will for the foreseeable future continue to use the tried-and-true tactics of hijackings, truck bombs, and suicide attacks, rather than being able to successfully pull off the deeply uncertain, complex, and prohibitively expensive task of developing true weapons of mass destruction.

    The Longest War

  • Nature tends to conserve tried-and-true biological structures.

    World Wide Mind

  • But somehow Bobby has maximized their abilities, using his tried-and-true system of managing.

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • It was, Betty noted grimly, the same tried-and-true pattern that the OSS had perfected—create discord, then divide and conquer.

    A Covert Affair

  • You can also monitor your hydration status by a tried-and-true method: checking the color of your urine.

    Study: Reconstruction safe right after mastectomy

  • With potentially so much at stake, the SETI field has come alive in recent years with alternatives to the tried-and-true technology of radio astronomy.

    First Contact

  • That willingness to buck the community—be it religious or scientific—was essential, because he could never have made the methane discovery had he stuck to tried-and-true strategies, and had he been swayed by the many people who told him his approach was misguided and his goal most likely unattainable.

    First Contact


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