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ad "to" + hūc "here"



  1. so far, thus far, hitherto, still
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Quam diu quisquam erit qui te defendere audeat, vives, et vives ita ut nunc vivis, multis meis et firmis praesidiis obsessus ne commovere te contra rem publicam possis. Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicut adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.
      As long as one person exists who would dare to defend you, you will live; but you will live as you do now, surrounded by my many loyal guards so that you may not be able to act against the republic: and even though you will not perceive them, the eyes and ears of many will still observe and watch you, as they have hitherto done.
  2. again; furthermore; moreover; besides (used in scholastic debates to introduce an additional point in one's argument)
  3. even as, while still