hither


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hither \Hith"er\, a.
   1. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking;
      nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the
      hither side of a hill. --Milton.
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   2. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of
      fewer years than.
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            And on the hither side, or so she looked,
            Of twenty summers.                    --Tennyson.
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            To the present generation, that is to say, the
            people a few years on the hither and thither side of
            thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside
            of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday.
                                                  --Huxley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hither \Hith"er\, adv. [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel.
   h[=e][eth]ra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr[=e]; cf. L. citra
   on this side, or E. here, he. [root]183. Cf. He.]
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   1. 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.
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   2. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a
      sense not physical.
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            Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the
            highest perfection of man.            --Hooker.
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   Hither and thither, to and fro; backward and forward; in
      various directions. "Victory is like a traveller, and
      goeth hither and thither." --Knolles.
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