quite some time

quite some time

A relatively long amount or period of time. It won't be an overnight fix. It will be quite some time before we're able to get the system back to its former state. We hadn't heard from my brother in quite some time, when all of a sudden he appeared on our doorstep.
See also: quite, time

quite some ˈtime

quite a long time: Quite some time has passed since I last saw my brother.
See also: quite, time
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The loony thing then betrayed me to another bounder who happened in, but I found a way out and up onto the roof where I have been for quite some time now waiting for a chance to get down into the street without being seen.
According to PML-Q MNA Moonis Elahi, Chaudhry Shujaat has been under treatment in a hospital in Germany for quite some time.
[USA] Mar 13 (ANI): Rumours of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper dating have been doing the rounds for quite some time now, thanks to their scintillating chemistry in 'A Star Is Born'.
For the World Cup team you have been playing for quite some time and there's not much room to make changes.
He was reportedly suffering from diabetes and coronary conditions for quite some time.
He has not said a word so far about Radio Pakistan which is suffering from very serious financial problems for quite some time. Radio Pakistan somehow has no source of income of its own, every month the Finance Ministry doles out about Rs 33 crore for payment of salaries to the serving employees and pensions to the retired employees.
HMD Global, the manufacturer of Nokia phones has been teasing a new smartphone called Nokia X for quite some time now and it has finally been revealed on Baidu - a Chinese social media network.
She further stated that she was appointed on this post for the first time as she was learning Urdu language for quite some time in order to better communication in it.
De Vera said that it took them quite some time to draw up the IRR because they had 'no template' to follow, adding this was the 'first time a developing country made public education free for everyone.'
He was 68.Nicknamed Munna Lahori, Rehman was in dire straits for quite some time due to a lack of work and deteriorating health.
I was worried about that owl for quite some time. I hope he made it out okay.
"The staff are really in a research mode, monitoring mode; it will be quite some time before we can or would take any official action," board member Jeanette Franzel said during a meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group in Washington on May 18.
Hydros current advice is that, based on the predicted average inflows, water storages will fall to 13.6 per cent on 1 May, a figure which has been on the public record for quite some time and is included in the Energy Supply Plan.
Bruce Jenner is rumored to be transitioning into a woman, and a source says this decision was made quite some time ago.