Definition of hitherto in English:


Syllabification: hith·er·to
Pronunciation: /ˌhiT͟Hərˈto͞o


Until now or until the point in time under discussion: there is a need to replace what has hitherto been a haphazard method of payment
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  • As someone who has hitherto needed to reject one thing before moving on to another, Juliet is on her mettle, and she knows it.
  • He was billeted at her home where her seven brothers had hitherto protected her from any approach by potential suitors.
  • McLeish is now secure enough in his own position to be able to straight bat these, hitherto, distractions.
previously, formerly, earlier, before, beforehand;
so far, thus far, to date, as yet, until now, until then, till now, till then, up to now, up to then
formal heretofore

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