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

Examples of long since in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Weston-era Selfridges retains its founder’s fondness for retail theater, a flourish that too many rival department stores have long since streamlined. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2021 Delta—not just more transmissible but also capable of piercing through our vaccine shields—soon made landfall, spreading rapidly across communities where early vaccine hesitancy had long since morphed into hardline vaccine resistance. Abdul El-sayed, The New Republic, 29 Oct. 2021 The show shot in New Zealand, where COVID had long since been under control when the cast arrived. Toni Fitzgerald, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Mall food has long since shed its reputation as a wasteland of Sbarro slices, Karmelkorn and Orange Juliuses. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 Outside of a sequence that breaks down the walls between the two Colins, the finale feels like a rehash of arguments the show has long since convincingly made. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2021 Most of the outlying heliports have long since disappeared. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 This weekend — and the matches that come after it — could, through that lens, be seen as Phoenix playing out the string on a regular season that has long since served its purpose. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 Manners tend to be an item of nostalgia now, and whatever veneer may have been there once has long since disappeared. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of long since

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Nov 2021

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“Long since.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20since. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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