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Hither meaning

hither - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
  2. 2. To this place; - used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.
  3. 3. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; - in a sense not physical.
  4. 4. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; - correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.
  5. 5. Nearest the speaker.

hither - examples of usage

  1. Estelle, when she made her appearance, knew better what had brought him hither. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. We go hither, back again to the place from which we came,- when we have reached it we desire to leave it again. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. It was I who summoned this storm to drive you hither that you might hear your fate, that fate which the stars last night revealed to me. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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