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hitherto

[hith -er-too] /ˈhɪð ərˌtu/
adverb
1.
up to this time; until now:
a fact hitherto unknown.
2.
to here.
Origin of hitherto
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English hiderto. See hither, to
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  • There remained Bertha Afflint, whom he had hitherto admired with fear.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • Not in the least like those with whom she had hitherto been most familiar.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • Isaacson's thought was: "What must be the state of the mind which has thus suddenly triumphed over a hitherto triumphant body?"

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Then her voice rose above the monotone that had contented her hitherto.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • If on further acquaintance she turns out to be as good as she has hitherto seemed—well, I shall see.

    Life's Little Ironies Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for hitherto

hitherto

/ˈhɪðəˈtuː/
adverb
1.
until this time: hitherto, there have been no problems
2.
(archaic) to this place or point
adjective
3.
until this time: a hitherto unoccupied house
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Word Origin and History for hitherto
adv.

c.1200, from hither + to.

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