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Adverbial hitherto has 1 sense
  1. so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"

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Hitherto is an adverb that means up until now or until this time. It is often used to indicate something that happened or existed previously but is still relevant in the present.

Sample Sentences:

  • Adverb: Hitherto, we had always celebrated Christmas at home.
  • Adverb: The company was rather unknown hitherto, but their new product changed everything.

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