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age-old

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishage-oldˌage-ˈold adjective  OLD-FASHIONEDhaving existed for a very long timean age-old tradition/practice/custom etc British English age-old customs the age-old problem of sexual discriminationsee thesaurus at old
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age-oldTheosophists rejuvenated an age-old belief in the visibility of spiritual states.This is the supreme Zapatista authority and its decision-making follows an age-old democratic pattern.Of course we return for the second act, succumbing to the age-old desire to see how it all turns out.It was the age-old family mystery.man's age-old fear of snakesThe age-old hatred between the two groups has never been dealt with.This, of course, was an age-old phenomenon, present in all materially advanced societies in the past.The vine is an age-old symbol of peace and prosperity.They want to find out what it would be like to be a woman freed from all those age-old taboos.The image of the Supercontinent Cycle adds yet another twist to this age-old theory.age-old problemIt's an age-old problem and nothing that a dab of string lubricant or Vaseline wouldn't cure.With this age-old problem neatly disposed of, Warwick feels he need only concentrate on defining intelligence.In practical terms there is the age-old problem of accurate recording.Little was done to resolve the age-old problem of land-distribution.Child instruction has always been hampered by the age-old problem posed by constraints of religion.It was the age-old problem that had not been solved since the Populists first went to the people in the 1870s.Unfortunately they still don't solve the age-old problem - what to do with the things afterwards?
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