A name long since forgotten.
They left town and haven't been here since.
An example of since is when you are late because your watch broke.
An example of since is the period of time that has passed after yesterday.
They have been friends since childhood.
Since you're not interested, I won't tell you about it.
She's been skiing since childhood.
Many achievements since his election.
My friend has since married and moved to California.
He hasn't been home since he graduated.
They have been friends ever since they were in grade school.
She arrived Tuesday and has been here ever since.
He was ill last week but has since recovered.
They are long since gone.
Out walking since one o'clock.
I haven't seen him since we were in high school.
I've been lonely since he left.
Since you are finished, let's go.
I have known her since last year.
I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
I have loved you since I first met you.
Origin of since
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen (“after", "since") (+ -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from Old English sÄ«Ã¾Ã¾an, from the phrase sÄ«Ã¾ Ã¾Ç£m (“after/since that (time)"), from sÄ«Ã¾ (“since", "after") + Ã¾Ç£m dative singular of Ã¾Ã¦t. Cognate with Dutch sinds (“since"), German seit (“since"), Danish siden (“since").