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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
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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.
In short, she felt that fear which takes possession of nearly all authors when they read over a work they have hitherto thought proof against every exacting or blase critic: new situations seem timeworn; the best-turned and most highly polished phrases limp and squint; metaphors and images grin or contradict each other; whatsoever is false strikes the eye.
The restoration process started at the end of 2017, focusing on the museum's timeworn structure, and building two extra showrooms for antiquities.
Shabby Chic is a decor style that uses aged items to create a living space with a timeworn and nostalgic flair.
Although some were disheveled or timeworn, they still held meaning for Valdes because their design intention was clear.
From then on, every Christmas, the duo take it in turns to deliver their festive greeting and add a new message to the timeworn card each time.
Initial work began in March 2017 and included the removal of timeworn concrete from the surface of the dam.
On October 19, Prosecutors termed the appeal filed by Cosby's team of defence lawyers as 'timeworn' and 'meritless'.
Set in an ancient realm reminiscent of Dynastic China or Imperial Rome, The Divided Earth is an engrossing, briskly paced adventure in the tradition of a good-versus-evil quest, in which outcomes rely on individual choices--whether to pursue revenge and blindly follow timeworn traditions or to seek freedom and progress, leaving wrongdoing in the past.