American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Up to the present time; before this; previously.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Before this time; formerly; up to this time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past.
- adv. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
- From Middle English heretoforn, equivalent to here ("here") + toforn ("before"), from Old English toforan ("before"). More at here, tofore. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English : here, here; see here + tofore, previously (from Old English tōforan : tō, to; see to + foran, before from fore; see fore). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Severin's 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer is exquisite, adding considerable lustre to a title heretofore known in this country only through dupey, unsubtitled, bootleg tapes.”
“The traversers"  were in everybody's mouth -- a term heretofore confined to law courts, and lawyers 'rooms.”
“She seems nice enough and she's attractive, but her claim to fame heretofore is her role as Lil 'Wayne's baby mama.”
“The announcement this week that Owen Wilson is about to become a first-time dad by girlfriend Jade Duell -- a name heretofore unknown to the celebrity-media industrial complex -- set off a flurry of fruitless Googling across the country.”
“The watchword heretofore on the "Yankee," as on every one of Uncle Sam's ships, had been "Remember the Maine.”
“Summer Students of occupying the Dormitories of the University be hereafter limited to the Dormitories, A.B. C. & D. of Dawson's Row and the Dormitories on Carr's Hill, from the 15th of July to the 15th of September, upon the terms heretofore prescribed for the Dormitories generally.”
“Resolved that Professors Davis & Cabell be authorized to continue the employment of Mr Scharf, as artist upon the terms heretofore allowed until the further order of the Board.”
“Observe, The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore is a proper encouragement to others in after-time to hope in his grace and mercy, and to apply themselves to these.”
“Such public giants as Beck and Limbaugh can drop a word heretofore unknown to the unwashed and pretty quick everybody is sagely repeating same ( "Ah yes, Obama shows definite signs of Narcissist Personality Disorder").”
““The traversers” were in everybody’s mouth a term heretofore confined to law courts, and lawyers’ rooms.”
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