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theretofore

adverb before, earlier, formerly, heretofore, previous to, prior to

theretofore

before that time, previous to that.
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There is a slow but rising undercurrent of suspense, the reader knowing that there is danger ahead but when it arrives, it is from theretofore unexpected sources.
E]ven though by a stroke of good fortune a defendant's actual premises had not theretofore been the site of violent crime, the defendant could nonetheless foresee its likelihood based upon the fact that his surrounding and immediate neighbors had a substantial history of being victimized by such crime.
Throughout America's history, the hearts of the American people have been moved with compassion when they discover a theretofore hidden class of victims, once they grasp both the humanity of the victims and the inhumanity of what is being done to them.
Then, on a frigid Tuesday morning, made even bleaker by the absence of the sun, when all seemed lost, general manager Manny Azenberg greeted the company with the news that Geoffrey--who theretofore had been the show's costume designer--was also now the show's director.
Coincidental with the establishment of the Special Division, need became apparent for the centralization of liaison between the State, War, and Navy Departments which theretofore had been conducted, in [a] decentralized manner, by the geographic and technical divisions.
The story begins during the weeks prior to the Six-Day War, when Israel miraculously--so it was thought by many--repulsed a multipronged attack, concluded in a triumphant stupor, and found itself in charge of one million Arabs who had been living, theretofore, under Jordanian and Egyptian rule.
may not be disturbed in his possession or required to pay rent which he was not theretofore obligated to pay, when he has relinquished that possession to others and is receiving an income from the premises which might be applied to the payment of carrying charges and the reduction of the mortgage debt, a receiver upon a proper showing may be required to take possession and control of the premises and so apply the revenue.
His case, and his work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted after his exoneration, also changed the media climate, which theretofore had been adamantly hostile to wrongful conviction claims, as had the judiciary.
Theretofore, Hep G2 cell line was selected for investigation of HBX gene expression and its effect on p53 was evaluated.
But ironically his very possibly last realized project (executed posthumously in 1997) was a complete neon 'colourization'--yellow apse, green and blue nave, red transept--of the theretofore plain interior of a 1936 Catholic church, S Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan, projected in response to a 1996 request from Fr Giulo Greco, the pastor.
The much talked-about "NYC 1993" exhibition at the New Museum earlier this year addressed what happened after the economy and art market crashed at the end of the 1980s, and a diverse group of theretofore unrecognized artists entered the mainstream.
In 1882, pioneering woman journalist Ellen Mackay Hutchinson agreed to coedit, with Edmund Clarence Stedman, the most massive collection of American literature theretofore completed, A Library of American Literature.