long since


: long ago
promises long since forgotten
: for a long time
has long since been a devoted friend

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pastrnak hadn’t gone dry on the man-advantage for that long since the 27-gamer to finish the 2020-21 regular season. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Mar. 2023 By the 1960s, the heady days of Hemingway and the Spanish Civil War had long since dissolved into a slog to nowhere under dictator Francisco Franco. Lee Cullum, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 That possibility is especially on the minds of many shopkeepers with the city, state and federal money pumped into local economies during the earlier days of the pandemic to keep workers on payroll long since spent. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2023 Former President Bush has long since retired from these public debates. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2023 No regrets Indeed, by the time of their release CIA control of the U-2 program had long since ceased. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 Mar. 2023 That has long since fallen from the ears of the mass public, of the mainstream. Alan Hernández Pastén, SPIN, 2 Mar. 2023 The focus on management foibles had long since gone stale and the new material was off-topic and not just conservative — a lot of strips are conservative — but openly offensive. Peter Weber, The Week, 28 Feb. 2023 Whatever this place had once been, nature had long since reclaimed it. Simon Willis, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of long since was in the 14th century

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“Long since.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20since. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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