(prep.) To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects.
(prep.) To; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month.
(conj.) As far as; to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; till. See Till, conj.
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prep. till: to: as far as (used mostly with respect to time).—adv. till: up to the time that.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- None of the reinforcements from Buell's army arrived until the 24th of February. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- I think it would be advisable in making the change to leave Hancock where he is until Warren passes him. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Worcester declared that he looked forward to no hope nor rest until we should be really married. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- I kept the horse until he was four years old, when he went blind, and I sold him for twenty dollars. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- She persisted until she finally conquered the elephant's prejudices, and now they are inseparable friends. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- They said little more; but were company to one another in silently pursuing the same subjects, and did not part until midnight. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- It was filed in the Patent Office a few days later, but was not issued as a patent until August 30, 1887. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- They rested on some straw in a loft until the middle of the night, and then rode forward again when all the town was asleep. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Keep it lightly firm but not pulling until thou pullest. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He has over and over again solemnly declared that, until this scandal assailed him, he had never even heard of the Moonstone. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- But you cannot destroy them until they rebel? Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He had no suspicion that they ran any risk of being houseless until morning; had no idea of the truth until long, long afterwards. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- A twilight calm of happiness then succeeding to their radiant noon, they remained at peace, until a strange voice in the room startled them both. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I heard it nearing me slowly, until it came changed to my ear--came like footsteps moving onward--then stopped. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- And it must be remembered that this poor lady had never met a gentleman in her life until this present moment. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- On, on they came until Kerchak himself slunk stealthily to the very door and peered within. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- No sound was heard from the room until eleven-twenty, the hour of the return of Lady Maynooth and her daughter. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I drew up all the instructions for the contemplated move, and kept them in my pocket until I should hear of the junction of our troops at Jackson. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Certainly none until afterwards when I held the clue. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- His Art and its Defects Lasted until Nineteenth Century. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- From that time until 1865 many patents were granted, none of which may be considered successful. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- He had no resource but to remain where he was until daylight appeared. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I said nothing about this difficulty until Sir Percival had been consulted on the subject of the desired delay. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I saw the lights of the hotel and rowed out, rowing straight out until they were out of sight. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- He had been too fond of his cousin to like to confess this to himself, until the truth had been forced on him, when she drove off to her aunt's. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Our first crude patent law was enacted in 1790, but not until 1836 was the present system adopted. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- As we advanced the light increased until presently we emerged into well-lighted passageways. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- He had arrived on the evening of the 5th, but had not advised me of the fact and I was not aware of it until some time after. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.