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  1. since
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  2. preposition

    • 1. in the intervening period between (the time mentioned) and the time under consideration, typically the present:

      she hasn't spoken to him since last year

    conjunction

    • 1. from a time in the past until the time under consideration, typically the present:

      I've felt better since I've been here ever since the film hit cinemas in 1996, fans have been wondering whether a sequel would finally get the go-ahead
    • 2. for the reason that; because:

      delegates were delighted, since better protection of rhino reserves will help protect other rare species

    adverb

    • 1. between then and now:

      she ran away on Friday and we haven't seen her since the couple divorced in 2012 and he has since remarried
    • 2. ago:

      the settlement had vanished long since
    • preposition

      in the intervening period between (the time mentioned) and the time under consideration, typically the present:
    • conjunction

      from a time in the past until the time under consideration, typically the present:

      for the reason that; because:

    • adverb

      between then and now:

      ago:

    • throughout the period since
    • throughout the period since
    • for a very long time
    • a long time ago (or for a very long time)
    • used to emphasize one's enthusiasm about a new idea, person, or thing
    • be very good
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