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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Wukan, meanwhile, has long since reverted to the grip of the local officials whom the villagers had once defied. The Economist, "China says Hong Kong’s protesters have the mainland in their sights," 12 Sep. 2019 The protesters’ demands have long since expanded to include amnesty for the demonstrators, an investigation into police brutality, and democratic reforms. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Will China crush the Hong Kong protests?," 4 Sep. 2019 This snug little world that once seemed so safe and ideal — the happiest of families, the oldest of friends — has long since fallen apart. New York Times, "Tom Hiddleston on ‘Betrayal’ and the Art of Self-Protection," 22 Aug. 2019 Once Ramon joins their group after a confrontation with school bully Tommy (Austin Abrams), the quartet break into the town’s own haunted mansion, which once housed the troubled, mill-owning Bellows clan, long since vanished under odd circumstances. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ sees Guillermo del Toro get his teen horror freak on," 8 Aug. 2019 Both officers have long since returned to duty, and records show the oversight investigations stalled while a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Góngora’s family was resolved. Alex Emslie, The Mercury News, "S.F. Police oversight agency calls for suspension of officers who shot homeless man in 2016," 26 June 2019 Our son is now 20, so our co-parenting has long since dwindled to minimal contact. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: Mom uses guilt trips to try to get children to send her to Florida for the winter," 31 May 2019 The tradition got off to a rocky start that day 12 years ago prior to the home opener against Maine, with the band, the cheerleaders and the dance team missing their cue to join the festivities, but the kinks have long since been ironed out. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Heading to a UConn football game at Rentschler Field? Here’s what you need to know about tailgating, food and special events," 20 Aug. 2019 What struck me most, however, was a memoir by the essayist Emmanuel Berl, one of Mandel’s closest friends, that was a best-seller after the war but has long since faded into historians’ footnotes. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Haunting of Paris: Georges Mandel and the Long Legacy of Nazi Violence," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of long since

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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