One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’archaic term for to‘I say unto you, be gone’
- ‘Up unto his loss in 2001, Labor had only lost at the polls only when Peres was its leader.’
- ‘He's going to draw those that belong to him unto himself and it's going to be a wonderful reunion.’
- ‘It is difficult to spoof a convention when the convention itself is so awful it seems a spoof unto itself.’
- ‘Like any individual he is not an entity unto himself but a meeting point of others that constitute him.’
- ‘Remember the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’
2‘marriage was forever—unto death’archaic term for until
- ‘We are to be faithful unto death, discovering our life in Christ and Christ's life in us.’
- ‘Often, they are found in pairs and share strong bonds that are never broken, even unto death.’
- ‘The Bible states clearly a man who takes another man's wife shall be taken without the city walls and stoned unto death.’
- ‘He who wants to remain free, must fight unto death those who are intent upon depriving him of his freedom.’
- ‘He even threatened to fast unto death to get his alcoholic father to break the habit.’
Middle English: from until, with to replacing till (in its northern dialect meaning ‘to’).
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