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Having existed for a very long time:‘the age-old quest for knowledge’
traditional, established, long-established, long-standing, long-lived, old-time, historic, age-old, folk, old-world, ancestral, enduring, lastingView synonyms
- ‘Iraq and Egypt formed the confluence of ancient cultures with age-old traditions of their own.’
- ‘Should everyone respect our age-old civil liberties and the rule of law?’
- ‘We recognise the value of belonging to a culture: the age-old rituals, the candles, the specialness.’
- ‘The age-old tradition has been to grow cotton in villages where it was not possible to plant rice.’
- ‘The language carries its own values, the comforting familiarity of its age-old prejudices.’
- ‘Such a state of confusing dilemma caused heavy blow to the age-old traditions and beliefs of these cultures.’
- ‘Pupils of Wanborough Primary School packed their village church yesterday to carry on an age-old tradition.’
- ‘Is it because of his respect for the age-old prejudice of the orthodoxy against these arts?’
- ‘Britain has an age-old tradition of Euro scepticism that goes back to well before the Second World War.’
- ‘It has proved to me the age-old saying that we don't know what we've got until it's gone.’
- ‘This was another age-old tradition that was still being done; love had nothing to do with marriage.’
- ‘Hard Times 3 depicts the lives of a family in Kerry and includes the age-old themes of love and death.’
- ‘According to age-old tradition they follow the example of Shiva in this respect.’
- ‘Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, an age-old tradition has been corrupted.’
- ‘One is an age-old Scottish tradition, while most people are guilty of doing the other at some stage in their lives.’
- ‘We must realise that there is an element of truth in all the age-old traditions.’
- ‘Hiding behind the sofa is an age-old ritual for younger viewers of Doctor Who.’
- ‘They were carrying out an age-old tradition which goes back into the mists of time.’
- ‘Women are subject to this discourse both in the name of religion as well as in the name of age-old customs and traditions.’
- ‘St. Patrick's Day is an age-old tradition celebrated by the Irish all over the world.’
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