For some time now

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Definition

for some time now: for quite a while, for a rather long time
idiom
I've been living in San Francisco for some time now: 5 years to be exact.

Examples

  • "Estate agent : Yes, as you can smell, the apartment has been unoccupied for some time now, so there is a little dust."
  • "For some time now, I have admired your rising assiduity, which I sometimes call your 'participation rate'."
  • "Apparently they've been surveying our communication for some time now."
  • "The outsourcing boom shows no signs of slowing: India, China and the Philippines have been targets for western businesses for some time now."

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