Hypertext Webster Gateway: "thence"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Thence \Thence\, adv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the
adverbal -s; see {-wards}) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now
written thence), AS. [eth]anon, [eth]anan, [eth]onan; akin to
OHG. dannana, dann[=a]n, dan[=a]n, and G. von dannen, E.
that, there. See {That}.]
1. From that place. ``Bid him thence go.'' --Chaucer.

When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your
feet for a testimony against them. --Mark vi. 11.

Note: It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from
before thence. Cf. {Hence}, {Whence}.

Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence.
--Gen. xxvii.

2. From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.

There shall be no more thence an infant of days.
--Isa. lxv.

3. For that reason; therefore.

Not to sit idle with so great a gift Useless, and
thence ridiculous, about him. --Milton.

4. Not there; elsewhere; absent. [Poetic] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly to
college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow";
"roads that lead therefrom" [syn: {therefrom}]
2: from that circumstance or source; "atomic formulas and all
compounds thence constructible"- W.V.Quine; "a natural
conclusion follows thence";"public interest and a policy
deriving therefrom"; "Typhus fever results therefrom"
[syn: {therefrom}, {thereof}]
3: (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or
reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the
eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young
and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go";
"the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted" [syn: {therefore},
{hence}, {thus}]

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