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unto Line breaks: unto
Pronunciation: /ˈʌntʊ/

Definition of unto in English:


1 Archaic term for to. do unto others as you would have them do unto you I say unto you, be gone
More example sentences
  • Like any individual he is not an entity unto himself but a meeting point of others that constitute him.
  • Up unto his loss in 2001, Labor had only lost at the polls only when Peres was its leader.
  • It is difficult to spoof a convention when the convention itself is so awful it seems a spoof unto itself.
2 archaic term for until. marriage was forever—unto death
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  • Often, they are found in pairs and share strong bonds that are never broken, even unto death.
  • The Bible states clearly a man who takes another man's wife shall be taken without the city walls and stoned unto death.
  • He even threatened to fast unto death to get his alcoholic father to break the habit.


Middle English: from until, with to replacing till1 (in its northern dialect meaning 'to').

Words that rhyme with unto

hereunto, thereunto

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