- conj. 因为；由于；既然；自…以来；自…以后
- prep. 自…以来；自…以后
- adv. 后来
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自中古英语 sinnes,缩写自 sithence,来自 sithen,在此以后，-es,-ce,副词后缀，来自古英语 siththan,合成自短语 sith thaem,在此以后，来自 sith,自从，之后，thaem,那，与格形式于 that. 参照 sith,自从，之后。
- since:  Since is a contracted form of Middle English sithenes ‘since’. This in turn went back (with the addition of a final -s) to Old English siththan, a compound adverb and conjunction formed from sīth ‘after’ (a relative of German seit ‘since’) and thām ‘that’.
- since (adv.)
- early 15c., synnes, from sithenes "since," from sithen (plus adverbial genitive -es), from Old English siððan "afterward, from now on, hereafter, further, later, as soon as, after that," originally sið ðan "after that," from sið "after" (see sith) + ðan, weakened form of ðam, dative of ðæt (see that).
As a conjunction from late 14c.; as a preposition from 1510s; "from the time when," hence "as a consequence of the fact that." Modern spelling replaced syns, synnes 16c. to indicate voiceless final -s- sound. Since when? often expressing incredulity, is from 1907.
- 1. Since the birds interbreed they cannot be classed as different species.
- 2. I've had the hots for him ever since he came to college.
- 3. "Prices are down 40 per cent since Christmas," he lamented.
- 4. The mechanics of the job, however, have changed little since then.
- 5. Rock'n'roll has become so commercialised and safe since punk.
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