quite some time

quite some time

A relatively long amount or period of time. 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.
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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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This movie and still show the Sun in filtered white light speckled with more and larger sunspots than we have seen in quite some time.
The youngster, who has perfected his run-up under the guidance of sprint coach Matt Dwyer, and worked to improve his batting technique under Mark O'Neill, said that he had been bowling in the nets for quite some time, adding that he needed to improve his bowling action and build up load.
Jeff Smith, Sterling American's senior vice president of acquisitions stated that, "Chicago is a market we have been exploring for quite some time and we are excited that 200 West Adams marks our entry into Chicago.
It is looking brighter than it has for quite some time,'' said Chris Eftychiou, spokesman for the Long Beach Unified School District.
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Those who are members of the GPG have known for quite some time that this is not the case, and this pavilion at the NPE is further proof.
I must admit that I had avoided leafing through your magazine quite some time in the past, mainly due to the word "black" in the title.
I've been thinking about sending these (books) to some place in the Third World for quite some time now," said Mr.
Marriage has been out of fashion in Quebec for quite some time, and in 2001 its marriage rate fell 11.
Recent market prices for soybeans have reached heights not seen in quite some time.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has known for quite some time about the under-funding of the addiction field as a whole," said Dennis Long, President of the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario.
But due to the on going Westernization of home design, among other factors, this fine old custom has been on the decline for quite some time, and in its recent survey of 3,645 adults, the Asahi Shimbun's "Be Between" column noted that 61 percent of the householders said they had abandoned use of the kotatsu.
It seems the technology has been around for quite some time.
I have been waging war against athlete's foot for quite some time.
Although the industrial sector has been in a slump for quite some time, over the past year there have been signs of improvement within this sector, and Tom Jones Corp.