theretofore

[thair-tuh-fawr, -fohr]
adverb
before or until that time.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ther tofore. See there, heretofore

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theretofore (ˌðɛətʊˈfɔː)
 
adv
formal before that time; previous to that

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Photographers began recording images that had theretofore been too small, too fast, or too far away to see and capture.
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