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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Since \Since\ (s[icr]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[edh][edh]an, sy[edh][edh]an, seo[edh][edh]an,
      afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr.
      s[c6][edh] after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a
      comparative adv., akin to OS. s[c6][edh] afterward, since,
      OHG. s[c6]d, G. seit since, Goth. sei[thorn]us late, ni
      [thorn]anasei[thorn]s no longer) + [edh]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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