heretofore

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adverb here·to·fore \ˈhir-tə-ˌfȯr, ˌhir-tə-ˈfȯr\

Definition of heretofore

  1. :  up to this time :  hitherto heretofore unimaginable possibilities I tell you now what we have heretofore kept secret from you — A. C. Whitehead

Examples of heretofore in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

heretofore

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Definition of heretofore for English Language Learners

  • : until this time : before now


HERETOFORE Defined for Kids

heretofore

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adverb here·to·fore \ˈhir-tə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of heretofore for Students

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



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