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attributive Having existed for a very long time.‘the will to change age-long habits’
- ‘It recaptures the League's sense of being part of the age-long struggle against the Norman yoke.’
- ‘This change in art is part of the general breakaway from age-long habits of thought that the Greeks achieved in the 5th century BC.’
- ‘The country's culture, history, our manners and customs, age-long wisdom of the peoples of Russia are opposed with the cult of violence, cruelty, cynicism, plain ignorance and stupidity.’
- ‘‘I am glad that our order will always be remembered even past the age-long memories of our race,’ Amval declared.’
- ‘Take an in-depth look at how science is changing this age-long debate.’
- ‘The age-long struggle of the nations for their existence and independence has ended in victory.’
- ‘Nagako wasn't controversial just because she broke the age-long tradition of Fujiwara family consorts and the fuss surrounding her engagement.’
- ‘The conclusion drawn from this was in the spirit of the age-long idea of the means of ‘feeding’ wars: This war, they thought, could not be long because the funds accumulated for its conduct would be spent in the course of the first months.’
- ‘‘Opening doorways to new worlds,’ said the man. ‘And releasing the Fallen One from his age-long imprisonment.’’
- ‘The unfortunate students shuffled along, trapped in the age-long wait for mystery meat and steamed broccoli.’
- ‘Shearer rejected any concept of ‘the slow age-long coming of the Kingdom; the gradual betterment of the world.’’
- ‘The role of artillery in handling the bulk of fire missions in effective engagement is not only a tribute to age-long tradition, but also an objective necessity.’
- ‘Why not win the world by satisfying its age-long needs?’
- ‘Muslims who care about their families and can afford the age-long tradition travel back to their hometowns to celebrate the biggest Islamic festival.’
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