Till now
Till Till, prep. [OE. til, Icel. til; akin to Dan. til, Sw. till, OFries. til, also to AS. til good, excellent, G. ziel end, limit, object, OHG. zil, Goth. tils, gatils, fit, convenient, and E. till to cultivate. See {Till}, v. t.] To; unto; up to; as far as; until; -- now used only in respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc., and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till next week. [1913 Webster]

He . . . came till an house. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Women, up till this Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings -- all through them till the very end. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

{Till now}, to the present time.

{Till then}, to that time. [1913 Webster]


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