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Unread Oct 26th, 2008, 10:03 am
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Hi everyone,

What does "since" mean in the following sentence?
"... The result of all these researches was a history of the province during the reign of the Dutch governors, which he published some years since."
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Since (adv.)
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2. Before now; ago
3. After some point in the past; at a subsequent time

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That's a bit perplexing! Can't both meanings be applied to the above sentence?
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