Hypertext Webster Gateway: "since"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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

How many ages since has Virgil writ? --Roscommon.

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

3. When or that. [Obs.]

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Since \Since\, prep.
From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to;
subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time
for the object.

The Lord hath blessed thee, since my coming. --Gen.
xxx. 30.

I have a model by which he build a nobler poem than any
extant since the ancients. --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Since \Since\, conj.
Seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by

Since that my penitence comes after all, Imploring
pardon. --Shak.

Since truth and constancy are vain, Since neither love,
nor sense of pain, Nor force of reason, can persuade,
Then let example be obeyed. --Granville.

Syn: Because; for; as; inasmuch as; considering. See

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