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Synonyms for heretofore

up to this time

Synonyms for heretofore

used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

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This being, made only for happiness, and heretofore so miserably failing to be happy,--his tendencies so hideously thwarted, that, some unknown time ago, the delicate springs of his character, never morally or intellectually strong, had given way, and he was now imbecile,--this poor, forlorn voyager from the Islands of the Blest, in a frail bark, on a tempestuous sea, had been flung, by the last mountain-wave of his shipwreck, into a quiet harbor.
We are not authorized to expect that a more liberal or more equitable spirit would preside over the legislations of the individual States hereafter, if unrestrained by any additional checks, than we have heretofore seen in too many instances disgracing their several codes.
Run, good Thootes," he said, "and call Ajax, or better still bid both come, for it will be all over with us here directly; the leaders of the Lycians are upon us, men who have ever fought desperately heretofore.
A soldier, who heretofore had been am- bitious to make the regiment into a wise little band that would proceed calmly amid the huge- appearing difficulties, suddenly sank down and buried his face in his arms with an air of bowing to a doom.
be exposed to peculiar temptations, on account of the carnal desires which have heretofore subsisted between them.
But when they saw how rich and populous the colonies had grown, their first thought was how they might make more profit out of them than heretofore.
When I had fully satisfied him on this head, he sighed deeply, as if relieved of some intolerable burden, and went on to talk, with what I thought a cruel calmness, of various points of speculative philosophy, which had heretofore formed subject of discussion between us.
And it is much more likely, that the destruction that hath heretofore been there, was not by earthquakes (as the Egyptian priest told Solon concerning the island of Atlantis, that it was swallowed by an earthquake), but rather that it was desolated by a particular deluge.
CDATA[ Even now, 70 years after his death, heretofore unknown photos of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky continue to surface.
If she is to have any chance of restoring the spirit of comity to the House, she must show a human side that has heretofore not been a conspicuous part of her public persona.
1) Reading about a movie flogging the travails of bisexuality, from the unique perspective of Michael Huffington, known heretofore only for two spectacular losses: his obscenely expensive Senate campaign against Dianne Feinstein and his 11-year marriage with politically progressive diva Arianna.
Also very highly recommended is Colleen Fitzpatrick's related instructional reference DNA & Genealogy (0976716011) with its focus on the genetic trail an ancestor leaves behind which can be traced through Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA testing, offering heretofore unavailable genetics-based expertise to genealogical inquiry for non-specialist general readers with an interest in developing their own genealogical inquiries.
And the heretofore upright Lou, thanks to his luckless love life, is thrust into an unlikely tailspin from which even Tommy may not be able to rescue him.
In this environment, Toshiba and NEC Electronics will integrate process technologies they have heretofore developed individually, and share newly-developed technologies.
Katz points out that there has been an enormous influx of residents into Times Square in recent years, although heretofore they have almost exclusively been renters.