Origin of until
Examples from the Web for until
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
At the time (and until 1913), U.S. senators were not popularly elected but were selected by the state legislature.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As Sutton shows in his book, the important shift took place gradually, from the end of the Civil War until World War II.
Until concern trolls like Sarah Ditum came along trying to cover it up again.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Americans had to wait several hours until film of the event reached New York for it to be broadcast.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I again refused, and we stood higgling, until we agreed that I should pay him six, and one by way of a dress for himself.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
She moaned and wept and refused all comfort, until one night she closed her eyes on the world which had been so harsh and bitter.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
A man does not really know, until he gets out of the office, what the strain is.Ethics in Service|William Howard Taft
I had to round them until I got upon the south-east course again.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
Slowly that great shadow filled the room, took on human shape, until at last it would be only thus that he would appear.The Golden Scarecrow|Hugh Walpole
Word Origin for until
c.1200, from Old Norse und "as far as, up to" (related to Old English end; see end) + till "until, up to" (see till (prep.)). Originally also used of persons and places. Cf. Swedish intill, Danish indtil. The Modern German equivalent, bis (Old High German biaz), is a similar compound, of Old High German bi "by, at, to" and zu "to."
see put off until tomorrow; talk one's arm off (until blue in the face). Also see under till.