Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Up to that time; until then.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. thereto, to that point

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. To that point; so far.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To that place or point; so far.

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Examples

  • Josiah had to stand the hectoring and nagging that thitherto had been distributed among many.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • The Wife went into a cafe that had thitherto proven very friendly and serviceable.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • "I had not realized thitherto that even a demented sleen could be so wicked."

    Magicians of Gor

  • But thitherto it had done its job and had held together well - The massacres caused it to divide into four parts.

    Shedding Light on Lebanon

  • Several times during the following two weeks he heard reports of the doings of the mission from different ones of the Indians who went thitherto reconnoitre.

    Old Mission Stories of California

  • Poor Germain, thitherto so worthy and so well-intentioned, rose in the morning an adventurer -- an adventurer, it is true, driven by desperation and anguish into his dangerous part, and grasping the hope of nevertheless yet winning by some forlorn good deed the forgiveness of her who was otherwise lost to him.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • Most permanently important, perhaps, of all Richardson's contributions, was his creation of complex characters, such as had thitherto appeared not in English novels but only in the drama.

    A History of English Literature

  • Not only was he the most careful of English poets, revising his works with almost unprecedented pains, but his scientific habit of mind insists on the greatest accuracy; in his allusions to Nature he often introduces scientific facts in a way thitherto unparalleled, and sometimes even only doubtfully poetic.

    A History of English Literature

  • Whatever the style, however, in the great majority of cases Browning employs the form which without having actually invented it he developed into an instrument of thitherto unsuspected power, namely the dramatic monolog in which a character discusses his situation or life or some central part or incident, of it, under circumstances which reveal with wonderful completeness its significance and his own essential character.

    A History of English Literature

  • The inevitable copper vessels, entirely unlike those of modern manufacture, were the first things to claim the attention of the boys, as they recalled similar articles found in the caves thitherto investigated by them.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island

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