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"By the time I finish, she has long since gone to bed."

I can't understand 'since' here.

Will it be right this way

1) By the time I finish, she has gone to bed
2) By the time I finish, she has long gone to bed

Since? Since when??? What "since" is here for?

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Long since= long ago (here)

I see!
Many thanks!
 
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