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Hitherto Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    hitherto adv : 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" [syn: so far, thus far, up to now, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now]
Hitherto Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hitherto \Hith"er*to`\, adv.
  1. To this place; to a prescribed limit. Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further. --Job xxxviii. 11.
  2. Up to this time; as yet; until now. The Lord hath blessed me hitherto. --Josh. xvii. 14.
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    * Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question. - Aleister Crowley

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    • Centre to promote medical tourism
      New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The union tourism ministry has finalised fresh guidelines to promote the "untapped" market in medical tourism, an official said here Friday. "We have finalised fresh guidelines to promote and market medical tourism by sufficiently incentivising tour operators and market facilitators to cash in on its hidden potential that h Read more on this news related to 'Hitherto'
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    • Islamic State's Baghdadi orders Muslims to 'obey' him
      The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, purportedly ordered all Muslims to obey him in a video released Saturday on social media. The hitherto elusive Baghdadi, who on June 29 proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq, made his appeal in a sermon delivered on Friday in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Read more on this news related to 'Hitherto'

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