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adverb here·to·fore \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
HERETOFORE Defined for Kids


adverb here·to·fore \ˈhir-tə-ˌfr\

Definition of HERETOFORE for Kids

:  up to this time <Our school has heretofore never closed.>


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