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long since

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlong sincelong sincePASTif something has long since happened, it happened a long time ago I’ve long since forgiven her for what she did. since
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long sinceHe had long since given up reading the tabloids.Other staff had long since gone home.The reservoir behind it would have long since silted up.I've long since stopped caring about him.Women who had long since stopped listening except to their own ossified ramblings.The Democratic Party has long since taken black voters for granted.Clearly he had long since trained himself to tune out all awareness of boys unless they menaced his engine or coachwork.That one has long since vanished, as a result of the Falls' implacable backward erosion.
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