hitherto

Part of speech: adverb

Till now.

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Usage examples "hitherto":

  1. We suppose it will fail, as so many have hitherto. - "History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America", John Kerr Tiffany.
  2. It was the middle of summer, so that hitherto I had spent the night either in the woods or in some one or other of the shepherds' huts; but here I saw no signs whatever of any thing like a human habitation, nor in so wild a spot could I hope to find any. - "Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck", Ludwig Tieck.
  3. He is a good fellow, a dear fellow, but, hitherto at least, he has not been stable. - "The Love Affairs of Pixie", Mrs George de Horne Vaizey.