Since
Since Since (s[i^]ns), adv. [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. {Besides}) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. si[eth][eth]an, sy[eth][eth]an, seo[eth][eth]an, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s[=i][eth] after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s[=i][eth] afterward, since, OHG. s[=i]d, G. seit since, Goth. sei[thorn]us late, ni [thorn]anasei[thorn]s no longer) + [eth]on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See {That}.] 1. From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since. [1913 Webster]

We since become the slaves to one man's lust. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago. [1913 Webster]

How many ages since has Virgil writ? --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady's house. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. When or that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St. George's field? --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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