long since


Definition of long since 

1 : long ago promises long since forgotten

2 : for a long time has long since been a devoted friend

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But as in other states, many government workers in the Land of Lincoln have long since left the middle class. James Freeman, WSJ, "How to Make a Fortune in Public Education," 26 Nov. 2018 That would be a $2 million bonus if Anderson still is at ASU in September 2022, at which point Anderson will have been ASU athletic director for 8 ½ years (longest since Fred Miller, 1971-80). Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU athletic director Ray Anderson receives three-year contract extension, raise," 12 Apr. 2018 O’Rourke grabbed glowing national headlines by visiting all 254 Texas counties and often drawing large crowds — even in fiercely conservative areas other Democrats had long since written off. Will Weissert, The Seattle Times, "Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race," 7 Nov. 2018 Those clients’ money has long since vanished into a labyrinth of offshore companies around the globe. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "How One Stubborn Banker Exposed a $200 Billion Russian Money-Laundering Scandal," 23 Oct. 2018 From starring in a Calvin Klein campaign with Paris Jackson to wearing a designer puffer coat dress, Millie Bobby Brown has long since solidified her status as a style icon. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Millie Bobby Brown Wears Denim Madewell Top on Instagram," 6 Oct. 2018 Most other government buildings had long since lowered their flags. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "President Trump Reportedly Will Not Attend John McCain's Funeral," 29 Aug. 2018 The project is over and funding has long since been used. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Readers had lots of questions about airplane noise from the airport’s runway closure. Here are some answers.," 10 July 2018 There’s also a single wrapper from a granola bar, long since eaten. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of long since

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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