Since

Part of speech: conjunction

Seeing that; because.

Part of speech: adverb

From a past time up to the present.

Part of speech: adverb

After and in the mean time.

Part of speech: adverb

Before now.

Part of speech: preposition

Ever after, or at a time after.

Part of speech: conjunction

From and subsequently to the time when.

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Usage examples "since":

  1. And have you been ever since getting here? - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
  2. Monsieur Vermoncey's messenger went away with the letter, and since then they had heard nothing more from him. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  3. Since his cabbages are gone, he won't pay up his tenth, and he says we have a heathen altar! - "Jill's Red Bag", Amy Le Feuvre.