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ˈhɪð ərˌtuhith·er·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until nowadverb

    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

    "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"

Wiktionary

  1. hithertoadverb

    Up to this or that time.

    The Wright Brothers flew the first successful manned, powered and controlled aircraft in 1903, a feat which hitherto had not been accomplished, except by Santos-Dumont.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hithertoadverb

    to this place; to a prescribed limit

  2. Hithertoadverb

    up to this time; as yet; until now

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hitherto' in Adverbs Frequency: #340

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitherto in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitherto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hitherto in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The first love-letter is an epoch in love's happy season — it makes assurance doubly sure — that which has hitherto, perhaps, only found utterance in sweet and hurried words, now seems to take a more tangible existence. A love-letter is a proof of how dearly, even in absence, you are remembered.

  2. Neil Passmore:

    Iran absolutely has world class mining assets, which have hitherto been shrouded from investors, but we're in the depths of one of the darkest, worst downturns in mining for some time.

  3. Henrik Ibsen:

    Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.

  4. Persian:

    If thou desirest ease in this life, keep thy secrets undisclosed, like the modest rosebud. Take warning from that lovely flower, which, by expanding its hitherto hidden beauties when in full bloom, gives its leaves and its happiness to the winds.

  5. Aleister Crowley:

    Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.

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  • حتى الآنArabic
  • досегаBulgarian
  • až dosud, doposudCzech
  • hidtilDanish
  • bisher, bislang, bis dato, bis dahinGerman
  • hasta este momento, hasta ahora, en ese entonces, hasta aquíSpanish
  • aiemmin, sitä ennen, tähän mennessä, siihen mennessäFinnish
  • higartilFaroese
  • jusqu'à maintenant, jusqu'ici, jusqu'à présent, jusqu'alorsFrench
  • thuige seoScottish Gaelic
  • עד כהHebrew
  • eddig, addigHungarian
  • finoraItalian
  • これまでのところ, 今まで, これまでJapanese
  • 여태Korean
  • illatenus, hactenus, hucusque, adhūcLatin
  • досегаMacedonian
  • tot dusverre, tot dusver, tot dan toe, tot nu toe, tot hiertoeDutch
  • hittilNorwegian
  • dotąd, dotychczasPolish
  • [[até]] [[agora]]/[[então]]Portuguese
  • până în acest moment, până acumRomanian
  • до сих пор, доныне, на настоящий момент, поднесь, прежде, на данный момент, пока, пока чтоRussian
  • dòsada, dòtad, dòsad, dòtadaSerbo-Croatian
  • do zdajSlovene
  • hittills, dittillsSwedish
  • ఇప్పటివరకు, అప్పటివరకుTelugu
  • o ana kadarTurkish
  • اب تکUrdu

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