hitherto

adverb hith·er·to \ ˈhi-t͟hər-ˌtü , ˌhi-t͟hər-ˈtü \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of hitherto

: up to this or that time
  • reveals some hitherto unknown facts about her life

Examples of hitherto in a Sentence

  1. at the talent show Kyle revealed his hitherto unknown gift for doing impressions

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First Known Use of hitherto

13th century

hitherto Synonyms


HITHERTO Defined for English Language Learners

hitherto

adverb

Definition of hitherto for English Language Learners

  • : until now : before this time


HITHERTO Defined for Kids

hitherto

adverb hith·er·to \ ˈhi-t͟hər-ˌtü \

Definition of hitherto for Students

: up to this time I had hitherto lived alone.


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