heretofore


here·to·fore

adverb \ˈhir-tə-ˌfr, ˌhir-tə-ˈ\

: until this time : before now

Full Definition of HERETOFORE

:  up to this time :  hitherto

Examples of HERETOFORE

  1. Heretofore her writing has never displayed such depth of feeling.
  2. This technology has created heretofore unimaginable possibilities.

First Known Use of HERETOFORE

13th century

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