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since a long time ago

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv since a long time ago since long ago "she knows him from way back"
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Usage

In literature:

It's a long time since I read it, five years ago.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I don't know how long it is been since I first come here, but it is been a long time ago.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Dat was in 1860, a long time ago; and lots of things has happened since den.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
Our family learned to do it a long time ago, and we have always done it since.
"The Magic Speech Flower" by Melvin Hix
It was fully two years since Martens had lost his first wife; he had really regretted his loss, but now it was a long time ago.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
It seemed a very long time ago since he had come up.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
It's such a long time ago since us slept in a nice clean bed with sheets.
""Us"" by Mary Louisa S. Molesworth
That seems to me a long time ago, for we have done so much since; but it is not more than ten days back.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Not since a long time ago.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
We heard the call of the Wolf Patrol a long time ago and we've heard it several times since.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
A long time ago; an age since.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
It is a long time ago since I first met him.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
That was all over a long time ago; and we have been very safe since.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
What had happened in the outside world since she had disappeared from it a long, long time ago?
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
It's been so ever since the Injun massacree, a long time ago.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
But 'twas a long time ago, and since then any number of us have escaped.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
Since that tragic time long ago he had seen a great deal of fighting, had been wounded twice, had received his Captaincy and a D. S. O.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
Things came between you and Ruth, but that was a long time ago and since that she's met hard things.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
It all happened a long time ago, although only about thirteen years had passed since the events last related, and both boats are dead.
"The River's Children" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
The greater part of them remain since a long time ago in process of construction.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
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In news:

I haven't been this excited since I got to sleep in after 8am…and that was a long time ago.
That's understandable: Opposing parties must try to convince us that their candidate is best — and that other candidate is the worst menace to society since some bad event a long time ago that no one actually remembers.
Ratatat have come a long way since their first time at Coachella four years ago.
I SPENT four years in the Navy a long time ago, and ever since, I have resisted the impulse to board any boat that I couldn't easily fish from.
Long-time Screeching Weasel fans, we know that this punk-rock Don Rickles routine always has been part of Weasel 's stage persona, and this was a return to form not seen since the band stopped playing VFW halls 15 years ago.
We kinda almost forgot they were a couple long ago, but since breaking up and her marriage (and divorce) from Russell Brand, McCoy has opened up about his time with his ex.
I voted Republican, and straight ticket in nearly every race since I was 21 (and that was a long time ago).
Francis Scott Key has had a long time to turn over in his grave since the lyrics he penned 198 years ago today were put to music.
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In science:

The possibility of inducing population inversion by means of the ADE has been extensively discussed in the literature since a long time ago .
Noninertial quantum mechanical fluctuations
For protons, sets of collinearly factorized universal PDFs have been obtained, since a long time ago, in global perturbative QCD analyses.
Testing nuclear parton distributions with pA collisions at the LHC
Since the neutrinos have already decoupled a long time ago, they are unaffected by this, but the recombination is the beginning of the CMB era.
What is half a neutrino? Reviewing cosmological constraints on neutrinos and dark radiation
Exact solutions of problems in theoretical physics is known to researchers since a long time ago to be a rather rare situation.
Time evolution of quantum systems in microcavities and in free space -- a non-perturbative approach
In the first case the time evolution is very sensitive to the presence of boundaries, a fact that has been pointed out since a long time ago in the literature (,, ).
Time evolution of quantum systems in microcavities and in free space -- a non-perturbative approach
The inadequacies of the Gaussian model for the description of financial time series has been reported since a long time ago by Mandelbrot, but thanks to the availability of large sets of financial data, the interest on this point has risen ∗ Corresponding author: Tel: +39 0131 283854, fax: +39 0131 283841.
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
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