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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
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And, therefore, to this man,--whose whole poor and impalpable enjoyment of existence heretofore, and until both his heart and fancy died within him, had been a dream,--whose images of women had more and more lost their warmth and substance, and been frozen, like the pictures of secluded artists, into the chillest ideality,--to him, this little figure of the cheeriest household life was just what he required to bring him back into the breathing world.
It is well known that they have heretofore had serious and animated discussion concerning the rights to the lands which were ungranted at the time of the Revolution, and which usually went under the name of crown lands.
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.
Verde inclined guide-light changes from 1st proximo to triple flash--green white green--in place of occulting red as heretofore.
Her mother has insinuated that her temper is intractable, but I never saw a face less indicative of any evil disposition than hers; and from what I can see of the behaviour of each to the other, the invariable severity of Lady Susan and the silent dejection of Frederica, I am led to believe as heretofore that the former has no real love for her daughter, and has never done her justice or treated her affectionately.
I am of to-day and heretofore, said he thereupon; but something is in me that is of the morrow, and the day following, and the hereafter.
The Argives, cowed by the scourge of Jove, were hemmed in at their ships in fear of Hector the mighty minister of Rout, who as heretofore fought with the force and fury of a whirlwind.
Miss Bingley was very deeply mortified by Darcy's marriage; but as she thought it advisable to retain the right of visiting at Pemberley, she dropt all her resentment; was fonder than ever of Georgiana, almost as attentive to Darcy as heretofore, and paid off every arrear of civility to Elizabeth.
Accustomed," adds Captain Bonneville, "as I had heretofore been, to find the wretched Indian revelling in blood, and stained by every vice which can degrade human nature, I could scarcely realize the scene which I had witnessed.
But, within myself, I shall always be, towards you, what I am now, though outwardly I shall be what you have heretofore seen me.
We left this island early the next morning, and soon came in sight of Cape Gardafui, so celebrated heretofore under the name of the Cape of Spices, either because great quantities were then found there, or from its neighbourhood to Arabia the Happy, even at this day famous for its fragrant products.
So often and so essentially have we heretofore suffered from the want of secrecy and despatch, that the Constitution would have been inexcusably defective, if no attention had been paid to those objects.