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time·worn

 (tīm′wôrn′)
adj.
1. Showing the effects of long use or wear: timeworn lanes.
2. Used too often; trite: timeworn expressions.

timeworn

(ˈtaɪmˌwɔːn)
adj
1. showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
2. hackneyed; trite

time•worn

(ˈtaɪmˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn)

adj.
1. worn or impaired by time.
2. showing the effects of age; antiquated: timeworn farming methods.
3. trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.timeworn - repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

timeworn

adjective
Translations

timeworn

[ˈtaɪmˌwɔːn] adj (hackneyed, phrase, idea, excuse) → trito/a e ritrito/a
References in classic literature ?
And this may serve for an example, that there is almost always an old and timeworn substance under all the glittering show of new invention.
A woman's arm touched the soul of a great sculptor two thousand years ago, so that he wrought an image of it for the Parthenon which moves us still as it clasps lovingly the timeworn marble of a headless trunk.
Only I thought you had struck out a new idea, and invented a scheme that was going to revolutionize the timeworn and ineffectual methods of the--" He stopped, and turned to Blake, who was happy now that another had taken his place on the gridiron.
At length, however, she gave up the attempt, and Jane heard her returning toward the window, beneath which she paused for an instant, and then launched her great weight against the timeworn lattice.
An array of timeworn Bible specimens are also displayed, representing faith traditions from Samaritan and Catholic to Coptic and Romanian Orthodox.
There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends?
Pacific Strife follows in the venerable if perhaps timeworn footsteps of traditional diplomatic history, relying exclusively on European language sources such as parliamentary minutes, government memoranda, international treaties, and newspaper articles.
Those heroes' names were literally falling off the timeworn memorial as it had deteriorated over more than seven decades.
Those timeworn stone carvings may look good enough for Instagram, but in the right hands, their true beauty can still be resurfaced.
Making the best of timeworn material, Crowe creates a divided antihero much more engaging than the moth-eaten CGI cadavers that are Ahmanet's evil minions.
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The timeworn palace holds among its walls the glory of Egypt's royal elegance, mixed with cheerful, bright colours that women passionately apply to their houses.