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Definition of 'hither'

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We were simply statistics to be marched hither and thither. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are manifest in a few appalling modern sculptures scattered hither and thither. Jepson, Tim Umbria - the green heart of Italy (1989)With one difference: the rushing hither and thither has to end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These beautiful insects glide hither and thither on long, lacy wings that they cannot close. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If he fears me, why come hither? Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (1813)But the prospect of careering through the streets of London spraying my name hither and thither suddenly feels extremely tempting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is undoubtedly true that Bale is a fabulous prospect when given the freedom to gallop hither and thither up the wings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Plants simply don't have the energy to rush around like animals, pumping blood and flapping wings and flashing nerve impulses hither and thither along their limbs. Oliver Morton Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)

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Definition of hither from the Collins English Dictionary
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