theretofore


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there·to·fore

 (thâr′tə-fôr′)
adv.
Until that time; before that.
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theretofore

(ˌðɛətʊˈfɔː)
adv
(Law) formal before that time; previous to that
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there•to•fore

(ˌðɛər təˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr)

adv.
before or until that time.
[1300–50]
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Adv.1.theretofore - up to that time; "they had not done any work theretofore"
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At length the great and long-expected day -- May 15, 1673 -- arrived; and all Haarlem, swelled by her neighbours, was gathered in the beautiful tree-lined streets, determined on this occasion not to waste its applause upon military heroes, or those who had won notable victories in the field of science, but to reserve their applause for those who had overcome Nature, and had forced the inexhaustible mother to be delivered of what had theretofore been regarded as impossible, -- a completely black tulip.
Others remained but to refresh themselves, and then went home desponding; others who had theretofore been regular in their attendance, avoided the place altogether.
In a small mountain resort (Recoaro) near Vicenza, where I spent the spring of 1881, I and my friend and Maestro, Peter Gast--also one who had been born again--discovered that the phoenix music that hovered over us, wore lighter and brighter plumes than it had done theretofore."
They made a great many other wise and humane regulations, having reference to the ladies, which it is not necessary to repeat; kindly undertook to divorce poor married people, in consequence of the great expense of a suit in Doctors' Commons; and, instead of compelling a man to support his family, as they had theretofore done, took his family away from him, and made him a bachelor!
Warrants to purchase Enthusiast Shares (the "Enthusiast Warrants"), other than those that have been exercised prior to August 30, 2019 (the "Effective Date"), will continue to remain outstanding as Enthusiast Warrants which, upon exercise, will entitle the holder thereof to receive, in lieu of the number of Enthusiast Shares to which such holder was theretofore entitled upon exercise of such Enthusiast Warrants, the Consideration that such holder would have been entitled to be issued and receive if, immediately prior to the Effective Date, such holder had been the registered holder of the number of Enthusiast Shares to which such holder was theretofore entitled upon exercise of such Enthusiast Warrants.
This management's discussion and analysis is dated as at July 24, 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Teck Resources Limited ("Teck") and the notes thereto for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the unaudited condensed financial statements of Teck and the notes theretofore the three months ended March 31, 2019 and with the audited consolidated financial statements of Teck and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018.
This management's discussion and analysis is dated as at July 24, 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Teck Resources Limited ('Teck') and the notes thereto for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the unaudited condensed financial statements of Teck and the notes theretofore the three months ended March 31, 2019 and with the audited consolidated financial statements of Teck and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018.
However successful the processes of industrialization, the fact is that at the outset of the twenty-first century these industrial sectors had lost both dynamism and the widespread support theretofore provided by public policy in fields as diverse as trade and exchange, finance, taxation, and the targeted development of technology and infrastructure.
"It was employed as a means to perpetrate the segregated character of a school system theretofore kept segregated by other means," a panel of judges ruled in 1975.
(20) Thus, amendment of the complaint to re-allege that cause of action "would not be inconsistent with or repugnant to the allegations in the original complaint; would not entirely change or abandon the nature of the plaintiff's case as presented in the first instance[;] nor introduce a new theory of recovery not theretofore asserted." (21)
the Court's particular criticism of the methods theretofore
Combined with an ice-white pinstripe pattern, the color scheme create a stunning enclosure theretofore unseen in the PC world.