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hitherto

[ hith-er-too ]
/ ˈhɪð ərˌtu /
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adverb
up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
to here.
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Origin of hitherto

First recorded in 1175–1225, hitherto is from the Middle English word hiderto.See hither, to
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How to use hitherto in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hitherto

hitherto
/ (ˈhɪðəˈtuː) /

adverb
until this timehitherto, there have been no problems
archaic to this place or point
adjective
until this timea hitherto unoccupied house
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