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pronunciation:
sIns
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, conjunction
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from then until now (often prec. by ever).
He left then, and has been sorry ever since.
definition 2: between a specific past time and now.
He has since returned.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: after a general or specific past time.
There have been many changes since then.
antonyms:
before
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in the time following the time when.
We have been angry since he left.
definition 2: continuously from the time when (often prec. by ever).
Ever since she arrived, we have been happy.
definition 3: because.