quite some time


1. a relatively long period of time






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haven't heard from someone in quite some time

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'Quite some time' means 'a long time' or a 'long period of time'. Putting the word 'quite' in front of 'some time' stresses the length of time involved. This is a useful phrase to use if you do not want to be specific about the period of time involved.

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  1. I was hoping that Alice would stay in touch after she moved to Australia, but unfortunately, I haven't heard from her in quite some time.
  2. The mechanic couldn't give me an exact date for when my car would be fixed, but said that it could be quite some time.

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  1. Due to delays with our supplier, it will take quite some time to for fill your order.
  2. We could do with some fresh blood in the sales department. It has been quite some time since we have signed on a new client.

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