From a specified time in the past.
I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
from the time that
I have loved you since I first met you.
Since you didn't call, we left without you.
I have known her since last year.
Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen (+ -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase, from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: formed by contraction from sithence, or siththence, from siðe , Saxon.
Since the clearest discoveries we have of other spirits, besides God and our own souls, are imparted by revelation, the information of them should be taken from thence. John Locke.
Since truth and constancy are vain,
Since neither love, nor sense of pain,
Nor force of reason can persuade,
Then let example be obey’d. George Granville.
Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? Numb. xxii. 30.
He is the most improved mind since you saw him, that ever was, without shifting into a new body. Alexander Pope.
About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady’s house. Philip Sidney.
Spies held me in chase, that I was forc’d to wheel
Three or four miles about; else had I, sir,
Half an hour since, brought my report. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
A law was made no longer since than the twenty eighth of Henry the eighth. John Davies, Hist. of Ireland.
How many ages since has Virgil writ? Wentworth Dillon.
After; reckoning from some time past to the time present.
He since the morning hour set out from heav’n. John Milton.
If such a man arise, I have a model by which he may build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients. Dryden.
from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since
in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago
when or that
from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object
seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that
Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sins, adv. from the time that: past: ago.—prep. after: from the time of.—conj. seeing that: because: considering. [M. E. sins, sithens—A.S. síth-thám, lit. 'after that,' from síth, late (Ger. seit), and thám, dat. of thæt, that.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738
Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Adverbs Frequency: #250
The numerical value of since in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of since in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Because look what it took to get tenure, this was a position that since the 1980s came with tenure. The Knight chairs are designed for professional journalists when working in the field, to come into academia. Every other chair before me, who also happened to be White, received that position with tenure.
It’s called The Cynthia Effect, since I got in the race, Cuomo has moved left not only on marijuana, but climate change, teacher evaluations, restoring voting rights and banning plastic bags.
The capital markets are still very liquid, but there has been more volatility since October compared to all of 2013 and 2014 combined, picking moments to get into the capital markets will be important in 2015.
Since Justice Thomas ' joined the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas ' has voted to decide cases based on what the law and facts require, that makes it all the more satisfying now to see Justice Thomas ' opinions becoming popular -- and shaping entire areas of Supreme Court precedent -- precisely because they are right.
We will continue to hunt down terrorists and dismantle their networks, and we reserve the right to act unilaterally, as we have done relentlessly since I took office to take out terrorists who pose a direct threat to us and our allies.
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- از آنجا کهPersian
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- के बाद सेHindi
- ի վերArmenian
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- de candRomanian
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