hitherto [ hith -er-too ]
1. up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
2. to here.
WORDS RELATED TO HITHERTO
then, already, formerly, heretofore, once, still, earlier, antecedently, attending, attendant, hither, present, ahead, ante, back, before, beforehand, erstwhile, fore, forward
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Origin: First recorded in 1175–1225, hitherto is from the Middle English word hiderto. See hither, to
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR HITHERTO
With Bruce Wayne out of the picture, Dick Grayson is free to cultivate that hitherto underdeveloped aspect of his abilities.
THE CIA SPOOK TURNED COMIC BOOK SCRIBE: ROBIN GRABS A GUN IN ‘GRAYSON’|RICH GOLDSTEIN|JUNE 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the three-hour-mark, the hitherto obliging Lanzmann finally becomes irritated.
CONFESSIONS OF A DEATH CAMP COLLABORATOR: CLAUDE LANZMANN’S ‘THE LAST OF THE UNJUST’|JIMMY SO|FEBRUARY 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here is a hitherto little-known fact; Prince Charles and his wife Camilla both delivered by the same guy.
CHARLES AND CAMILLA DELIVERED BY SAME OB-GYN|TOM SYKES|JANUARY 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama's effect on Israel's public debate has been electric, reigniting the hitherto comatose discussion of the West Bank.
OBAMA'S TURKISH COUP IN ISRAEL|SAM SHUBE|MARCH 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her father attempted to stage an intervention into her drinking, and it was reported that she had a hitherto unknown half-sister.
LINDSAY LOHAN’S RAP SHEET: ARRESTS, CAR WRECKS, MOUNTING DEBT & MORE|KEVIN FALLON|DECEMBER 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fortune, which had hitherto proved favourable to our brave explorers, did not desert them at the eleventh hour.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTH|R.M. BALLANTYNE
Clearly, moral suasion was not the kind that had been used with him hitherto.
HORSEMANSHIP FOR WOMEN|THEODORE HOE MEAD
The Minor Poems, not hitherto collected, will reward critical perusal.
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF SIR JOHN DAVIES. VOLUME 1 OF 2.|JOHN DAVIES
I would have wished this rather to have remained as hitherto, without inquiry; but your inquiries have a right to be answered.
MEMOIR, CORRESPONDENCE, AND MISCELLANIES, FROM THE PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON|THOMAS JEFFERSON
Hitherto it has stood in a Chinese vase beneath the stairs and has seemed a listless creature.
CHIMNEY-POT PAPERS|CHARLES S. BROOKS
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