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HITH'ER, adv.

1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion; as, to come hither; to proceed hither; to bring hither.

2. Hither and thither, to this place and that.

3. To this point; to this argument or topic; to this end. [Little used and not to be encouraged.]

Hither we refer whatever belongs to the highest perfection of man.

HITH'ER, a. Nearest; towards the person speaking; as on the hither side of a hill; the hither end of the building.




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HITH'ER, adv.

1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion; as, to come hither; to proceed hither; to bring hither.

2. Hither and thither, to this place and that.

3. To this point; to this argument or topic; to this end. [Little used and not to be encouraged.]

Hither we refer whatever belongs to the highest perfection of man.

HITH'ER, a. Nearest; towards the person speaking; as on the hither side of a hill; the hither end of the building.


HITH'ER, a.

Nearest; toward the person speaking; as, on the hither side of a hill; the hither end of the building.


HITH'ER, adv. [Sax. hither or hider; Goth. hidre; Dan. hid; Sw. hit.]

  1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion; as, to come hither; to proceed hither; to bring hither.
  2. Hither and thither, to this place and that.
  3. To this point; to this argument or topic; to this end. [Little used, and not to be encouraged.] Hither we refer whatever belongs to the highest perfection of man. Hooker.

Hith"er
  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.
  2. 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.
  3. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.

    Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the highest perfection of man. Hooker.

    Hither and thither, to and fro; backward and forward; in various directions. "Victory is like a traveller, and goeth hither and thither." Knolles.

  4. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.

    And on the hither side, or so she looked,
    Of twenty summers.
    Tennyson.

    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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Hither

HITH'ER, adverb

1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion; as, to come hither; to proceed hither; to bring hither

2. hither and thither, to this place and that.

3. To this point; to this argument or topic; to this end. [Little used and not to be encouraged.]

Hither we refer whatever belongs to the highest perfection of man.

HITH'ER, adjective Nearest; towards the person speaking; as on the hither side of a hill; the hither end of the building.

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2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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