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    time-hallowed & hallowed

    "time-hallowed traditions"
    In the above phrases, can we say instead just" hallowed traditions" ? does the "time" add a something important to overall meaning? can we delete it?

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    Re: time-hallowed & hallowed

    Yes, you can. People who use it are conflating two adjectives: 'hallowed' and 'time-honoured'. 'Time-hallowed' means nothing; (that doesn't stop many native speakers from using it, of course).



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