At a time in the past
Up to this time
She opened the door and the bright daylight in that previously darkened room startled her.
For some years previously the pastoral industry had been declining Drought.
Previously, the child was under the protection of her mother.
Previously, he'd carefully planned his abductions and never came close to getting caught.
They had known each other previously in Petersburg, but had become more intimate when Prince Andrew was in Vienna with Kutuzov.