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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hiderto, corresponding to hither +‎ to.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪðəˌtuː/, /ˌhɪðəˈtuː/, [ˈhɪðəˌtʰuː], [ˌhɪðəˈtʰuː]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɪðɚˌtu/, /ˌhɪðɚˈtu/, [ˈhɪðɚˌtʰu], [ˌhɪðɚˈtʰu]
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AdverbEdit

hitherto (not comparable)

  1. (formal, also law) Up to this or that time.
    • 1830, Anna Maria Porter, The Barony, volume 3, page 460:
      The exhaustless conjecturings of that evening's full conversation, made such of the small party, as had hitherto been strangers, well acquainted with each other's turn of mind []
    • 2014, James Lambert, “Diachronic stability in Indian English lexis”, in World Englishes, page 124:
      The results of this study argue for a greater endonormativity in Indian English than has hitherto been recognised.
    Synonyms: up to now, heretofore
    Antonyms: from now on, henceforth

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