long since

adverb

Definition of long since

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

Examples of long since in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But at the group home where Angela once worked, the caregivers had long since returned to killing germs with spray and paper towels. Jessica Contrera, Washington Post, "The virus was spreading inside a home for disabled women. Could it be stopped?," 18 Nov. 2020 Having first burst onto the scene as a child prodigy, Hahn has long since developed into a mature interpreter of standard and contemporary works. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Violinist Hilary Hahn and Dallas Symphony bring a needed respite from election jitters," 6 Nov. 2020 The incident, which attracted media attention, has long since rankled members of the community. Sumit Ganguly, Quartz India, "Why Indian Americans—the wealthiest and most educated of US immigrants—form a key voter base," 16 Oct. 2020 Pompeo said that the department has long since published about 35,000 emails from Clinton’s tenure and that any recent delays in getting more messages out has been due to staffing issues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Presses Loyal Pompeo, Barr for Dirt to Use Against Biden," 14 Oct. 2020 The Cold War has long since ended, and 30 years after reunification, the 870-mile stretch of that once-heavily militarized zone will become a nature preserve. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Navigating COVID: Steps forward, steps backward and a huge bombshell," 4 Oct. 2020 The coal industry in the area has long since collapsed. Ackerman + Gruber, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Charming Story of George Harrison’s Vacation in Small-Town America," 10 May 2020 Kelly and his wife, Jill, both contracted COVID-19 in March but have long since recovered. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "Safeties at cornerback? UCLA positions itself to avoid COVID-19 postponements," 19 Oct. 2020 Newer planes have long since taken its place in America’s air force. The Economist, "Arms bazaar The arms embargo on Iran is coming to an end," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of long since

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Nov 2020

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“Long since.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20since. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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