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thence

[th ens] /ðɛns/
adverb
1.
from that place:
I went first to Paris and thence to Rome.
2.
from that time; thenceforth:
He fell ill and thence was seldom seen.
3.
from that source:
Thence came all our troubles.
4.
from that fact or reason; therefore:
We were young, and thence optimistic.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English thennes, equivalent to thenne (earlier thenene, Old English thanon(e) thence) + -es -s1
Can be confused
hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon (see usage note at whence)
Usage note
See whence.
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Examples for thence
  • thence forth, it alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.
  • LT is a product of this logically inconsistent theory and thence have no validity at all.
  • thence, the signal is propagated in the same way as any other nerve impulse.
  • One braided silver candlestick threw white flame into the polished oaken furniture, and thence by rapid transit to the mirror.
  • Look where you will, you shall find the producer acquiring what luminosity he can, that the product may thence take profit.
British Dictionary definitions for thence

thence

/ðɛns/
adverb
1.
from that place
2.
Also thenceforth (ˈðɛnsˈfɔːθ). from that time or event; thereafter
3.
therefore
Word Origin
C13 thannes, from thanne, from Old English thanon; related to Gothic thanana, Old Norse thanan
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Word Origin and History for thence
thence
late 13c., from O.E. þanone, þanon "from that place" + adverbial genitive -es. O.E. þanone, þanon is from W.Gmc. *thanana (cf. O.S. thanana, O.N. þana, O.Fris. thana, O.H.G. danana, Ger. von dannen), related obscurely to the root of then, and ult. from PIE demonstrative base *to- (see the). Written with -c- to indicate a voiceless "s" sound. From thence is redundant. Thenceforth is late 14c.; thenceforward attested from mid-15c.
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