Syne

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Syne Afterwards; since; ago.
    • Syne Late, -- as opposed to soon. "Each rogue] shall be discovered either soon or syne ."
    • conj Syne Since; seeing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Gaetano Albert "Guy" Lombardo did the first New Year's Eve broadcast of "Auld Lang Syne," from the Roosevelt Grill in New York City in 1929/1930.
    • syne The Scotch spelling of sine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Syne (Scot.) after that: ago
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Since

Usage

In literature:

I said long syne to your kinswoman that I would stumble at no risk.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This room did not look so bright half an hour syne.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
They were married a month syne, and they are as happy as robins in spring, I'm thinking.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Nu synes det, I traenger til min hjaelp.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
I had a dream about them, five nights syne!
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
An' I never heard yir faither greet afore or syne.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
Syne I called up Mattie and bade her light the lamp and convoy me down to the tolbooth.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Come in by, bairns, I sent Sandy over to Fernie a while syne.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Syne I tried the edge of it along the flat of my hand.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
As weel be sune as syne.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Syne Mr. Soulis gaed into his study amang a' his books.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
If I was uncivil a minute syne I crave your pardon, for that was not my mind.
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
It war sundown an hour syne.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
A week syne it was auld Andra Simpson's in the Lawn-market.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Syne, as though a' the faith was wreckit, The prayer was not what I'd exspeckit.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 14 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nor have any of us been the worse for it sin-syne.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I would have told ye this long syne, Sir William, only it was in the family.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ither fowk wad hae gotten rid o' her half a score o' years sin' syne.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
Dear me, lang syne now!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Your feyther had his, an hour syne.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In poetry:

Heigho the blaeberrie!
Wha'll hae a blaeberrie?
Ah, to min' o' auld lang syne,
Puin' o' the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Heigho the blaeberrie!
Wha 'll hae a blaeberrie?
Oh, to min' o' auld lang syne,
A' amang the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Heigho the blaeberrie!
Wha 'll hae a blaeberrie?
Oh, to min' o' auld lang syne,
Doun amang the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
We twa hae ran about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit
Sin' auld lang syne.
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
My lips and my heart are thine there
As they were his and mine.
His? Why the good King Harry's,
And he is dead lang syne.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound

In news:

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In Praise of Auld Lang Syne .
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