Up to the present time; before this; previously.(adverb)
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Use "heretofore" in a sentence
"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."