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

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The Cardinals’ postseason drought is their longest since 1997-99. Warren Mayes, The Seattle Times, "Cardinals hope Goldschmidt can lead them back to playoffs," 5 Feb. 2019 Today, long since retired from deep sea diving and disposing of dangerous ordnance, Steiner has a life that’s about construction, not destruction. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Everything Workshop," 4 Dec. 2018 Cleveland fans can finally celebrate after a painful 19-game losing streak – the NFL’s second-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Cleveland Browns get first win in nearly two years, defeat NY Jets," 21 Sep. 2018 Is Durant, who has long since planned on opting out of his current deal to sign a new contract with the Warriors this summer, thinking about leaving? Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Q&A: Kevin Durant talks free agency, report of LeBron James' meeting with Warriors," 6 June 2018 Their prior 37-session streak below that level was the longest since March 2016, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Market Indicators Turn Bullish After Flashing Red Last Year," 10 Feb. 2019 The Portland Trail Blazers extended their season-best win streak to nine in row -- the longest since winning nine straight in November of 2014 -- with a 125-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com, "Trail Blazers push win streak to 9 straight, beat Golden State Warriors 125-108: Rapid reaction," 10 Mar. 2018 The streak of declines is the longest since May 2017. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government Bonds Rally on Turmoil in Other Markets," 16 Nov. 2018 His one-hour, 20-minute speech was the longest since Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address in 2000. Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, "Trump calls for unity, pushes GOP agenda in State of the Union speech," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of long since

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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