hitherto


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hith·er·to

 (hĭth′ər-to͞o′, hĭth′ər-to͞o′)
adv.
Until this time: The weather, which had hitherto been sunny and mild, suddenly turned cold.

hitherto

(ˈhɪðəˈtuː)
adv
1. until this time: hitherto, there have been no problems.
2. archaic to this place or point
adj
until this time: a hitherto unoccupied house.

hith•er•to

(ˈhɪð ərˌtu)

adv.
1. up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
2. to here.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hitherto - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present timehitherto - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"

hitherto

adverb (Formal) previously, so far, until now, thus far, up to now, till now, heretofore The polytechnics have hitherto been at an unfair disadvantage.
Translations
حَتّى الآن،حتّى ذلك الحين
až dosud
indtil nu
jusqu'alorsjusqu'ici
dosaddosadadotaddotada
hingaî til
これまで
adhuc
目前为止至今

hitherto

[ˈhɪðəˈtuː] ADVhasta ahora

hitherto

[ˌhɪðərˈtuː] advjusqu'ici, jusqu'à présenthit list nliste f noire

hitherto

advbisher, bis jetzt

hitherto

[ˈhɪðəˈtuː] adv (frm) → finora

hither

(ˈhiðə) adverb
to this place.
ˌhitherˈto adverb
up to this time. Hitherto, this information has been kept secret.
hither and thither
in various directions. People were running hither and thither.
References in classic literature ?
Now, gentlemen," said the professor, "I have called you here to go over my plans more in detail than I have hitherto done, now we are on the ground.
Hitherto she had been looked upon more as a ward of the Harlings than as one of the `hired girls.
Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.
Heyward and his female companions witnessed this mysterious movement with secret uneasiness; for, though the conduct of the white man had hitherto been above reproach, his rude equipments, blunt address, and strong antipathies, together with the character of his silent associates, were all causes for exciting distrust in minds that had been so recently alarmed by Indian treachery.
And really, looking at him now, he was not so VERY YOUNG for Jessie; whether his unfortunate passion had brought out all his latent manliness, or whether he had hitherto kept his serious nature in the background, certainly he was not a boy.
Hitherto, the life-blood has been gradually chilling in your veins as you sat aloof, within your circle of gentility, while the rest of the world was fighting out its battle with one kind of necessity or another.
After my fellowship of toil and impracticable schemes with the dreamy brethren of Brook Farm; after living for three years within the subtle influence of an intellect like Emerson's; after those wild, free days on the Assabeth, indulging fantastic speculations, beside our fire of fallen boughs, with Ellery Channing; after talking with Thoreau about pine-trees and Indian relics in his hermitage at Walden; after growing fastidious by sympathy with the classic refinement of Hillard's culture; after becoming imbued with poetic sentiment at Longfellow's hearthstone -- it was time, at length, that I should exercise other faculties of my nature, and nourish myself with food for which I had hitherto had little appetite.
They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
I appreciate," I said, "the great decency of your not having hitherto spoken; but the time has certainly come to give me the whole thing.
There lurks, perhaps, a hitherto unheeded meaning here.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
For convenience sake, we have said, hitherto, two gentlemen.