hitherto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hiderto, corresponding to hither +‎ to.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪðə(ɹ)ˌtuː/, /ˌhɪðə(ɹ)ˈtuː/, [ˈhɪðə(ɹ)ˌtʰuː], [ˌhɪðə(ɹ)ˈtʰuː]
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪðɚˌtu/, /ˌhɪðɚˈtu/, [ˈhɪðɚˌtʰu], [ˌhɪðɚˈtʰu]
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Adverb[edit]

hitherto (not comparable)

  1. (formal or law) Up to this or that time.
    • 1830, Anna Maria Porter, The Barony (volume 3, page 460)
      The exhaustless conjecturings of that evening's full conversation, made such of the small party, as had hitherto been strangers, well acquainted with each other's turn of mind []

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