not until

not until
только; не раньше чем

He will not return until after dark. — Он не вернётся до темноты.

It was not until three centuries later that the state took the responsibilities of education — Только три века спустя государство взяло на себя отвественность за образование.


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  • until — un|til W1S1 [ʌnˈtıl, ən ] prep, conj [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: un unto, until + till] 1.) if something happens until a particular time, it continues and then stops at that time ▪ The ticket is valid until March. ▪ He waited until she had finished …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • until — un|til [ ən tıl ] function word *** Until can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): She continued to get a salary until the end of March. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): I stayed there until he arrived.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • until*/*/*/ — [ənˈtɪl] preposition, conjunction 1) happening or done up to a particular point in time, and then stopping Baker is expected to be here until the end of the week.[/ex] You ll just have to wait until they call your name.[/ex] Up until now,… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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