to or toward this place: to come hither.
being on this or the closer side; nearer: the hither side of the meadow.
Idioms about hither
hither and thither, in various quarters; here and there: They scurried hither and thither to escape the rain.
hither and yon, from here to over there, especially to a farther place; in or to a great many places: He looked hither and yon for the coin. She went hither and yon in search of an answer.
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How to use hither in a sentence
Petroleum would become increasingly valuable, the article continued, “as a source of substances for which man has hither-to been dependent upon the chance bounty of nature.”Materials of the last century shaped modern life, but at a price | Carolyn Wilke | January 28, 2022 | Science News
She definitely had a sweetness in her features — a kind of innocent sweetness, not a come-hither sweetness at all … She still looked great.For model and actress Audrey Munson, a long and tragic final chapter | John Kelly | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Behind the counter is the pit, perfuming the room (and your clothes) with the swirling, come-hither scent of beef and smoke.
“Sexxx Dreams” has all the come-hither appeal of a sultry Janet Jackson track without any of the erotic mysticism.‘ARTPOP’ Review: Lady Gaga’s Album Wants to Be Everything, But Is Nothing at All | Kevin Fallon | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boxy flannel and messy tears might as well have been a corset and a come-hither pout in The Perfect Storm.
Though the photos are far from sexual, Lottie wears thick mascara as she flashes the camera a come-hither stare.Meet Lottie Moss, Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old Sister and Future Model | Isabel Wilkinson | November 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hugh puffed, his hair flopping hither and thither as the photographers hosed him down.
hither does every soul in the place, at some hour or other of the day, inevitably gravitate.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
She was a woman, and in truth she would have married the man beside her had he have come hither when he had gone to Chicago.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
But draw near hither, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer, and of the harlot.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Go, young man, and tell the tree to come hither, and the tree will obey you when you show it my seal.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
A womans heart is not made of grains of sand to be blown hither and thither by a mans breath, she said very earnestly.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for hither
to or towards this place (esp in the phrase come hither): Also (archaic): hitherward, hitherwards
hither and thither this way and that, as in a state of confusion
archaic, or dialect (of a side or part, esp of a hill or valley) nearer; closer
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