Since he belonged, even at the age of six, to that great clan

Since he belonged, even at the age of six, to that great clan which cannot keep this feeling separate from that, but must let future prospects, with their joys and sorrows, cloud what is actually at hand, since to such people even in earliest childhood any turn in the wheel of sensation has the power to crystallise and transfix the moment upon which its gloom or radiance rests, James Ramsey, sitting on the floor cutting out pictures from the illustrated catalogue of the Army and Navy Stores, endowed the picture of a refrigerator, as his mother spoke, with heavenly bliss.

—Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Cited by Brooks Landon in Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft, as an example of a great suspensive sentence using since.

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