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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