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  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    parroting some timeworn axiom

  • Lending money to family and friends is a timeworn tradition--one that probably has worn out more relationships than it has helped.
  • Burberry designer Christopher Bailey talks to Kate Betts about English traditions, Belgian architecture and the timeworn craft of drystone-walling in his native Yorkshire.
  • China's incipient rebound relies on a timeworn stimulus formula: upping the ante on infrastructure spending to support growth in anticipation of a return of global demand for .
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in FOXNews
    Clinton said she and Kerry were "shocked by the timeworn tactic of once again impugning the patriotism of any of us who raise serious questions" about the Iraq war.
  • Alexander Downer in TVNZ
    It's a timeworn tradition of Australian governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters,Downer said.
  • Charity Ngilu in London Free Press
    Kenya's Minister of Water Resources Charity Ngilu described the 1929 treaty as "obsolete and timeworn."

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