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long since


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv long since of the distant or comparatively distant past "We met once long ago","they long ago forsook their nomadic life","left for work long ago","he has long since given up mountain climbing","This name has long since been forgotten","lang syne" is Scottish"
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.”
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.”
  • Rose Wilder Lane
    Rose Wilder Lane
    “As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only for the way we treat people.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.”


In literature:

And it is long since we heard word from thee, lad.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Many of them were those of knights he had known or heard of, long since dead or lost.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
For did you know, you would long since have beheaded him three times over.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
It is more than probable that, but for it, her other writings would long since have been forgotten.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Mercury is long since frozen solid and the alcohol grows sluggish.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
It is so long since I have heard one!
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
He himself, childishly, in his cups, long since made all scandal-mongers acquainted with that.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
It was not long since the other string had been before his mind.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
It seemed a long time since he had been among them.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The English hanged him long since, as I have heard say.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
The woman was dead long since: he had married again, but never forgotten her nor ceased to repent.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He supposed that she had forgotten him long since and had never dreamed that she would search for him here.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
No doubt the road they had been following once led to some such settlement that had long since fallen into ruin.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Anne had long since given up trying to discourage him; she even accepted attentions from him now that she had used to refuse.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Hill and dale alike were known to me, I had roamed over them all long years since.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
They probably have forgotten me long since.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The schools have long since learned the value of the familiar in teaching.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
They had arrived at the ruin of some old missionary station, long since deserted.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
You wouldn't think it cost three dollars, not long since!
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I've long since found out that sort of thing is a mistake.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill

In poetry:

But yet he was always thinking
Of hopes that were long since o'er;
And Guido Sebaldi the mason
Sang at his work no more.
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Crosses and changes are their lot,
Long as they sojourn here;
But since their Saviour changes not,
What have the saints to fear?
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
It seems no more than yesterday
Since the sad mother down the stair
And down the long aisle stole away,
And left her darling sleeping there.
"The Cradle Tomb In Westminster Abbey" by Susan Coolidge
The long, long winter weather,
These many years and days,
Since she, and Death, together,
Left me the wearier ways:
And now, these tardy bays!
"Vanitas" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
To find old pleasures, long since gone,
Perchance as vivid as of yore,
Or else to sleep,--life's curtains drawn,--
And reawaken ... nevermore.
"Dreamland" by John Lawson Stoddard
I feel as if long years had flown
Since first with eager heart I came,
And, girdled by your mountain zone,
Found you yet fairer than your fame.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

It's been a long time since I unplugged from blogging completely, which I'll be doing this week.
What Collins wants the Sixers – off since the played their last game on Wednesday – to do is prevent the Knicks from setting up and getting comfortable taking that long shot.
That cold front is long-since gone, but some mid and low level remnants of it are still present in the western Gulf.
Spector's come a long way since then.
DARRELL Roodt's movie biography of Winnie Mandela has had a long ride to movie theatres since its premiere at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and it's easy to see why.
I've loved it ever since setting foot in Stutz Candies on Long Beach Island, N.J. 25 years ago.
Fishing has been a part of Long Island life since its designers decided to shape it like a whale.
Do you know how long it's been since I talked about Apple in this column.
Since I was a girl leaving church on Sunday in my father's big ole green Oldsmobile, I always wanted to take the long way home so we could see the neighborhoods with the pretty houses.
It's been too long since I've been to the theater and seen a good movie.
DMX has had a long string of trouble since his Ruff Ryder days, but with the samples of new album it looks like he may be back on track.
All year long, we've been hearing about the death of the LP, the demise of 10-song-at-a-time collections of new material that music consumers have come to expect since the late 1950s.
Since getting to Indiana University means a long drive through farm fields, it might as well be an unrivaled cultural destination.
When I think back to that date, it is tough to believe it's been that long since the soot of freedom scattered across NYC, leaving Americans in awe of the fact that, yes, it can happen here.
The United States has mass long-term unemployment for the first time since the 1930s.

In science:

Note that the quantum string theory does not have this problem since a long spike in a string always has energy proportional to the length of the string.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Since the derivatives ¨Φq (t) become negligible at long times, Eq. (4) immediately reproduces the time-temperature scaling (3), with the corollary that the line shape of ˆΦq may vary with q .
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Since the typical distance between two nonoccupied bonds is l ∼ 1/q, the cluster in the i-th layer is composed of long connected units of typical size l.
Percolation in random environment
Since the typical distance between two occupied bonds is l ∼ 1/q, the cluster in the j -th column is composed from long empty units of typical size l.
Percolation in random environment
Thus, since we are interested in very long proteins (to obtain the thermodynamic limit) we need to solve the model for µ close to zero.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
Since the oceans have a high heat capacity (and therefore moderate the temperature), the long term temperature effects of CRs is expected to be higher.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Since Q∗ and N are assumed to be infinite, it is always possible to find a k such that F (ξk ) ≥ H (ξk ) and such that the strings τ and σ of (6) and (7) are as long as desired; therefore σ and τ can be found which extend any given τ ′ ⊑ Q∗ and σ ′ ⊑ N .
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
Since shape fluctuations on larger length scales will decay only slowly, these may be fairly long lasting effects.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
This could be important since long avalanches are known to concentrate on the central part of the hysteresis loop and correlations may exist.
Driving rate effects in avalanche-mediated, first-order phase transitions
Since the random walk will be O(log N ) steps long, the total bandwidth of the walk will be Bw = L log N .
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
If αi is a simple root of i > is the number of edges between αk and αi in D, since αk is long.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
Much of the time, our notation will not indicate how the points xi are chosen, since this choice is irrelevant for our results as long as (2.2) holds and certain pathologies are excluded (see (2.9), Lemma 8.1 and Example 8.6).
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The result is likely to hold with γ = 0, since the ‘long-range’ edges already provide sufficient global randomness.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
It is known since long time that, even in a perfectly homogeneous continuous phase transition, defects will form if the transition proceeds sufficiently faster than the relaxation time of the order parameter .
Baryogenesis and CP-Violating Domain Walls in the Background of a Magnetic Field
There is a long and involved history of studying the metric geometry of Teichm¨uller space since the introduction of the Teichm¨uller metric in the late 1930s.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry