For hundreds of years

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Definition

(I've known him) for hundreds of years: (I've known him) since the beginning of time, for centuries
preposition, idiom

(I lived in Australia) for 3 months: (I lived in Australia) for a period of three months
preposition

Examples

  • "Southside Johnny has been the number two man on the Westside for years now."
  • "After University I married my sweetheart Jeffrey and we've been together for 8 years now."
  • "For years, the British have been buying up homes in countries such as Italy, Spain, and France."
  • "Now that I "know" him for two years I'm confident that he is the one for me."
  • "I'm going away for a few days because I'm bringing Democracy to Peacenikland"
  • "With just a few minor tweaks and several hundred billable hours, we are fairly certain that the Delavigne Corporation can restore its reputation at least for a few months - that's the Slick Brand Solutions guarantee*."
  • "Warbuckle : Y'all have been drinking for hours!"
  • "Sandra : I've been watching you for 10 minutes."
  • "Bruno, for years I have been making perfumes to make people smell good."
  • "To your second point, the Soviet Union hasn't existed for nearly 20 years, and finally a luge is a type of high-speed sled."

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