To write plainly, use until now instead of the legalistic heretofore. Other possibilities include before now, formerly, previously and up to now.

  • Legalistic: Television is a resource heretofore regarded as a wasteland.
  • Plain: Television is a resource regarded until now as a wasteland.

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