heretofore


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here·to·fore

 (hîr′tə-fôr′)
adv.
Up to the present time; before this; previously.

[Middle English : here, here; see here + tofore, previously (from Old English tōforan : , to; see to + foran, before, from fore; see fore).]

heretofore

(ˌhɪətʊˈfɔː)
adv
(Law) formal until now; before this time
adj
obsolete previous; former
n
the heretofore archaic the past

here•to•fore

(ˌhɪər təˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr)

adv.
before this time; until now.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.heretofore - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present timeheretofore - 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"

heretofore

adverb
Up to this time:
Translations

heretofore

[ˌhɪətʊˈfɔːʳ] ADV (frm) (= up to specified point) → hasta aquí; (= up to now) → hasta ahora, hasta este momento; (= previously) → con anterioridad

heretofore

[ˌhɪərtuˈfɔːr] adv (mainly US) (= hitherto) → jusqu'ici
References in classic literature ?
Jo spoke hopefully, but could not rid herself of the foreboding fear that this `little trial' would be harder than the others, and that Laurie would not get over his `lovelornity' as easily as heretofore.
The specimens of writing and architecture heretofore disclosed indicate that.
It might get noised about that the Pontelliers had met with reverses, and were forced to conduct their menage on a humbler scale than heretofore.
The sunshine might now be seen stealing down the front of the opposite house, from the windows of which came a reflected gleam, struggling through the boughs of the elm-tree, and enlightening the interior of the shop more distinctly than heretofore.
In accomplishing the main purpose, it has appeared allowable, by a few extra touches, to give a faint representation of a mode of life not heretofore described, together with some of the characters that move in it, among whom the author happened to make one.
The bishop of the diocese, an arrogant scion of the great nobility, claimed the girl's estate on the ground that she had married privately, and thus had cheated the Church out of one of its rights as lord of the seigniory -- the one heretofore referred to as le droit du seigneur.
Secondly, such a statement would most undoubtedly induce greater vigilance on the part of slaveholders than has existed heretofore among them; which would, of course, be the means of guarding a door whereby some dear brother bond- man might escape his galling chains.
Very welland as Randalls, I suppose, is not likely to have less influence than heretofore, it strikes me as a possible thing, Emma, that Henry and John may be sometimes in the way.
It had heretofore been my habit always to shrink from arrogance: received as I had been to-day, I should, a year ago, have resolved to quit Gateshead the very next morning; now, it was disclosed to me all at once that that would be a foolish plan.
ON the morrow of that Monday, Earnshaw being still unable to follow his ordinary employments, and therefore remaining about the house, I speedily found it would be impracticable to retain my charge beside me, as heretofore.
But, within myself, I shall always be, towards you, what I am now, though outwardly I shall be what you have heretofore seen me.
It informed me of her husband's hopeless state, and hinted at his being 'a little nearer' than heretofore, and consequently more difficult to manage for his own comfort.