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The conjunctions as and since suggest a reason for an occurrence or action, but they are so casual as to imply merely circumstances attendant on the main statement: As (or since) I was tired, I was sleeping. Because introduces a direct reason: I was sleeping because I was tired. The reason, proof, or justification introduced by for is like an afterthought or a parenthetical statement: I was famished, for I had not eaten all day. The more formal inasmuch as implies concession; the main statement is true in view of the circumstances introduced by this conjunction: Inasmuch as I was tired, it seemed best to sleep.

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Aunt Gretchen has long-since lost the smooth silhouette for which the Nicholas women are noted."AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
She drew Esmay after her down the draughty passage that led to the offices of the long-since-deserted dwelling-house.THE DOOMSMANVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
The long-since dismantled Abbey of Lanercost had its origin in a tragedy.BYGONE CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLANDDANIEL SCOTT
How can we reasonably expect that the road back to our long-since forsaken God is to be smooth, pleasant, velvet-covered.THE PRODIGAL RETURNSLILIAN STAVELEY
Since-355- thou must become as mortals are, and the slave of man, I will guard thee from all but the brave.OPERAS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOWMARY SCHELL HOKE BACON
She had a book—an old-fashioned book of colored reproductions of long-since-destroyed old masters on her lap.IT'S ALL YOURSSAM MERWIN
It is the remains of a long-since dried-up inland lake and parts of it are 150 feet below the level of the sea.ACROSS AMERICA BY MOTOR-CYCLEC. K. SHEPHERD
She knew this without thinking about it, mechanically, with the automatic certainty of a long-since acquired knowledge of him.THE BRIMMING CUPDOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER
The exquisite flavor of long-since that marks the poetry is conserved in the tune.CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERSRUPERT HUGHES
But if thou art eternal, who then art thou?since there is no deity, no God.NIGHTMARE TALESH. P. BLAVATSKY

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