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Respected or adhered to because of age or age-old observance.
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revered or respected because of long observance or continuance: a time-honored custom.
Also, esp. Brit.,time′-hon`oured.
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Adj.1.time-honored - acceptable for a long time; "time-honored customs"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
2.time-honored - honored because of age or long usage; "time-honored institutions"
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
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Adhering to beliefs or practices approved by authority or tradition:
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(two or three stories,) wide, neat, and free from any quaintness of architectural ornamentation; locust trees bordering the sidewalks (they call them acacias;) a stirring, business-look about the streets and the stores; fast walkers; a familiar new look about the houses and every thing; yea, and a driving and smothering cloud of dust that was so like a message from our own dear native land that we could hardly refrain from shedding a few grateful tears and execrations in the old time-honored American way.
"I am told my lord, you have rich possessions in your own country and that you live in a splendid and time-honored palace."
I felt the structure of our time-honored militaristic arguments crumbling about me.
She was probably the very last person in town who still kept the time-honored spinning-wheel in constant revolution.
No Puseyite,[1] or conservative of any school, was ever more inflexibly attached to time-honored inconveniences than Dinah.
The result of this was that Newman found it impossible to convince him of certain time-honored verities.
I say, the most ungentlemanly trick a man can be guilty of is to come among the members of his profession with innovations which are a libel on their time-honored procedure.
Here you can enjoy one-act classical performances, such as Petipa's late choreographic masterpiece, Harlequinade, and Fokine's Les Sylphides and Le Spectre de la Rose, as well as time-honored excerpts from old ballets such as Flower Festival in Genzano, La Vivandiere, Le Papillon, La Esmeralda, and The Fairy Doll.
NEW YORK CITY - England's Royal Ballet will come to New York City via a time-honored American theater tradition: out-of-town tryouts.
Subway Book Review seeks to shine light on the time-honored tradition of reading in transit.
I do not wish to lose or remove this time-honored vow-as well as the rings, which symbolize unending relationship-in our wedding ceremonies:

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