hitherto

[hith-er-too]
adverb
1.
up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
2.
to here.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English hiderto. See hither, to

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hitherto (ˈhɪðəˈtuː)
 
adv
1.  until this time: hitherto, there have been no problems
2.  archaic to this place or point
 
adj
3.  until this time: a hitherto unoccupied house

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hitherto
early 13c., from hither + to.
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Example sentences
It was a worrying sign that the hitherto stalwart consumer was hesitating to
  spend.
It is clear that the chemotactic behaviour of Paramecium is less simple than
  was hitherto thought.
But violence like this was hitherto unknown.
Each novel by Doctorow is an entirely different experience, a journey of the
  imagination into hitherto uncharted territory.
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