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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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(Formal) Used to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time.

Usage examples (36)
  • I tell you now what we have heretofore kept secret from you.
  • 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. for more
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