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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNTIL

Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.

The silence remained unbroken, until Paralus asked for music.

Will you take care of some money for me until I get a chance to deposit it in the savings bank?

Not until five o'clock had he by turns urged and fought himself to the ferry.

Until that ecstasy of release should come, he would do his duty,—yes, his duty.

Until then, however, you had better come into the house with Miss Dean and me.

He went on until the sun was low in the west and all the sky was rimmed with color.

And we'll say nothing to Dick until we've got it all in black and white.

It was not until the brief session of 1847, that he appeared again in Parliament.

It's Bill that bled me, and bled me until I've had to soak a mortgage on the ranch.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old Norse und "as far as, up to" (related to Old English end; see end) + till "until, up to" (see till (prep.)). Originally also used of persons and places. Cf. Swedish intill, Danish indtil. The Modern German equivalent, bis (Old High German biaz), is a similar compound, of Old High German bi "by, at, to" and zu "to."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNTIL

during

prepositionconcurrently with an activity, event

to

prepositionindicating results
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