Since

Definition of Since

Pronunciation: sĭns
adv.1.From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since.
We since become the slaves to one man's lust.
- B. Jonson.
2.In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago.
How many ages since has Virgil writ?
- Roscommon.
About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady's house.
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.When or that.
Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St. George's field?
- Shak.
prep.1.From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; - usually with a past event or time for the object.
The Lord hath blessed thee, since my coming.
- Gen. xxx. 30.
I have a model by which he build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients.
- Dryden.
conj.1.Seeing that; because; considering; - formerly followed by that.
Since that my penitence comes after all,
Imploring pardon.
- Shak.
Since truth and constancy are vain,
Since neither love, nor sense of pain,
Nor force of reason, can persuade,
Then let example be obeyed.
- Granville.

Related Words

aeons ago, after, after all, after that, afterwards, ages ago, ago, as, as long as, as things go, back, back when, backward, because, behind, being, being as how, below, cause, considering, ever since, ex post facto, following, for, forasmuch as, from away back, from time immemorial, gone by, in that, in the aftermath, in the sequel, inasmuch as, insofar as, insomuch as, into the past, later, long since, next, parce que, reminiscently, retroactively, retrospectively, seeing, seeing as how, seeing that, since long ago, since time began, subsequent to, subsequently, then, thereafter, thereon, thereupon, therewith, until now, whereas
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