Definition of 'hitherto'
Example sentences containing 'hitherto'
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It's too much of a stretch that the golden city was hitherto undiscovered, despite being half a mile from a village. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's too much of a stretch that the golden city was hitherto undiscovered, despite being half a mile from a village. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our performers are here to bring us a hitherto neglected one. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has not hitherto been regarded as a tool for social engineering. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And they rejoice in something hitherto unimaginable: security. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This hitherto unpublished letter shows he had not forgotten Wallis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Neither document had hitherto been seen by the Japanese public. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)We wanted to feel like 19th-century pioneers happening on hitherto undiscovered villages in hitherto uncharted coves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But their support for her and their activity in that regard had hitherto excluded any involvement in instructing or funding lawyers on her behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A memorable production of a hitherto neglected masterpiece. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here at last was my university, if that term entails entry into a new and hitherto unknown world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was the most glorious day which I have hitherto seen. Christianity Today (2000)A hitherto undiscovered basement tunnel has been found and will provide a new link between storage space for the collection and a new court. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was one other hitherto neglected letter, which gave us the details of an eclipse of the sun expected to be total in our area. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)He was an admirable architectural historian and found in the Lake District country house a subject hitherto neglected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Also widely welcomed was a CD of the composer's hitherto neglected choral music. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He argues that these remaining cases have a hitherto unrecognised biochemical disturbance that he (but only he) can recognise by means of blood tests. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'hitherto'
British English: hitherto ADVERB
You use hitherto to indicate that something was true up until the time you are talking about, although it may no longer be the case.
The ruling party is likely to be opened up to let in people hitherto excluded.
Definition of hitherto from the Collins English Dictionary
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