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thither

[ thith-er, thith- ]

adverb

  1. Also thith·er·ward [] thither·wards. to or toward that place or point; there.


adjective

  1. on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.

thither

/ ˈðɪðə; ˈðɪðəwəd /

adverb

  1. obsolete.
    to or towards that place; in that direction

    the flowers and music which attract people thither



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Word History and Origins

Origin of thither1

First recorded before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English thider, Old English, alteration of thæder(i) ( i from hider hither ); akin to Old Norse thathra “there,” Gothic thathro “thence,” Sanskrit tátra “there, thither”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of thither1

Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hider hither ; related to Old Norse thathra there

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Idioms and Phrases

see hither and thither .

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Example Sentences

We've seen Mitt Romney fly thither and yon grasping at excuses not to release his tax returns.

Hugh puffed, his hair flopping hither and thither as the photographers hosed him down.

With arrows and with bows they shall go in thither: for briers and thorns shall be in all the land.

Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, sending thither the foot of the ox and the ass.

And not until the secretary arose to call the various charges and who had been sent thither, did he know where he was to go.

Upon a high and lofty mountain thou hast laid thy bed, and hast gone up thither to offer victims.

Monsieur de Tressan was here, as ill-luck would have it, and Gaubert implored him to send soldiers thither to quell the riot.

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