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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Nearly three decades later, incredulity has long since given way to revelation. Kevin Hartnett, WIRED, "Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds," 15 Apr. 2018 Meacham commends a particular liberal disposition that once dominated our politics but whose influence has long since waned. Sean Wilentz, New York Times, "A Battle for the ‘Soul of America’? It’s as Old as America, One Historian Notes," 21 May 2018 The 11-year drought is the program’s longest since Penn made the tourney in 1970 after a 17-year absence. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Kansas-Penn lineups, tipoff, TV information, facts and figures | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018 The filing deadline for a candidate to get on the ballot has long since passed, but Donna Duncan, assistant deputy for election policy at the Maryland State Board of Elections, said someone could still launch a write-in campaign. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Beilenson drops out of Balto. Co. School Board race for Dist. 5; Henn now sole candidate," 10 July 2018 Despite never playing together in high school, Zajack and Gilliard have known each other since middle school, and have long since been able to play unorganized football together. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Governor's Cup Gives Players One Last Chance To Shine On The High School Football Field," 29 June 2018 In Unity, Ubuntu used an older version of Files and heavily patched it to add some functionality that had long since been deleted by the GNOME developers. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better," 9 May 2018 While president Al-Khelaifi's comments have given hope to other prospective suitors of Tuchel - including Chelsea - current coach Unai Emery's fate has long since been sealed. SI.com, "PSG President Denies Ligue 1 Winners Have Agreement to Sign Ex-Dortmund Boss Thomas Tuchel," 17 Apr. 2018 The Retrievers are riding a three-game winning streak – the program’s longest since a four-game run in 2011 – courtesy of a defense that has emerged as one of the toughest to score against. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Defense for UMBC men’s lacrosse team stifles Hartford in 8-3 victory," 21 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to reject or criticize sharply

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