stand the test of time

idiom

: to continue to be important, respected, etc., for a long period of time
Great art/literature/music can stand the test of time.

Examples of stand the test of time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, some rare friendships, like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Giancarlo Esposito and Spike Lee, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, stand the test of time. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 7 June 2024 Keep in Mind These headphones aren't the most durable and probably won't stand the test of time, but with a price of two pairs for under $30, that may not be a deal-breaker. Shannon Ullman, Verywell Health, 3 June 2024 So by studying the rules and patterns of this matrix, Heisenberg guaranteed that his work would stand the test of time. Quanta Magazine, 23 May 2024 The couple want to bring back some of the features that helped Aida stand the test of time. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Mustard’s production and the chorus will stand the test of time. Angel Diaz, Billboard, 14 May 2024 There are many ways to end a series, but the ones that stand the test of time are the ones that feel the most honest to the show that's coming to an end. Ew Staff Published, EW.com, 3 May 2024 From the outside, the burgeoning farm had the makeup of one that could stand the test of time. Eliza Milio, TIME, 16 Apr. 2024 At 9, Wallis became the youngest person nominated for a Best Actress Oscar — a record that will most likely stand the test of time. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 8 Mar. 2024

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“Stand the test of time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%20the%20test%20of%20time. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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