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hence

 (hĕns)
adv.
1.
a. For this reason; therefore: handmade and hence expensive.
b. From this source: They grew up in the Sudan; hence their interest in Nubian art.
2. From this time; from now: A year hence it will be forgotten.
3.
a. From this place; away from here: Get you hence!
b. From this life.

[Middle English hennes, from here : henne (from Old English heonan; see ko- in Indo-European roots) + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.]

hence

(hɛns)
sentence connector
for this reason; following from this; therefore
adv
1. from this time: a year hence.
2. archaic
a. from here or from this world; away
b. from this origin or source
interj
archaic begone! away!
[Old English hionane; related to Old High German hinana away from here, Old Irish cen on this side]

hence

(hɛns)

adv.
1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore.
2. from this time; from now: a month hence.
3. from this source or origin.
interj.
4. Obs. depart (usu. used imperatively).
[1225–75; Middle English hens, hennes=henne (Old English heonan) + -es -s1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hence - (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"
2.hence - from this place; "get thee hence!"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
3.hence - from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"

hence

conjunction
1. therefore, thus, consequently, for this reason, in consequence, ergo, on that account The Socialist Party was profoundly divided and hence very weak.
adverb
1. later, afterwards many years hence
Translations
بَعيدا عن هذا المكانلهذا السَّببمن هذا الوقت فصاعِدا
ode dneškaodsudodtudprototudíž
derforfølgeligtfra nuhennederaf
jotensiksi
ennélfogvaezentúlinnenmostantól
héîanhéîan í fráòess vegnaþess vegna
iš čianuo šioltaigi
kopšno šejienestādējāditādēļ
odteraz
bu andan itibarenbu nedenlebu yerdenbu yüzdenburadan

hence

[hens] ADV
1. (= therefore) → por lo tanto, de ahí
hence my letterde allí que le escribiera
hence the fact thatde ahí que ...
2. (frm) (time) five years hencede aquí a cinco años
3. (o.f.) (place) → de or desde aquí
hence! (poet) → ¡fuera de aquí!

hence

[ˈhɛns] adv
(= therefore) → d'où
and hence → et par conséquent
(= from now) two years hence → d'ici deux ans

hence

adv
(= for this reason)also; hence the namedaher der Name
(= from now) two years hencein zwei Jahren
(obs, liter, = from here) → von hier; (get thee) hence!hinweg (mit dir)! (liter); get thee hence, Satan!weiche, Satan! (liter)

hence

[hɛns] adv
a. (frm) (therefore) → per cui, dunque
b. (old) (place) → da qui, di qui
c. (frm) (time) 5 years henceda qui a 5 anni

hence

(hens) adverb
1. for this reason. Hence, I shall have to stay.
2. from this time. a year hence.
3. away from this place.
henceˈforth adverb
from now on. Henceforth I shall refuse to work with him.
References in classic literature ?
Hence the Three Laws, mentioned above, suffice for the better regulated States, and may be accepted as a rough exemplification of our Female Code.
Hence, in every family of position and consideration, "back motion" is as prevalent as time itself; and the husbands and sons in these households enjoy immunity at least from invisible attacks.
Whether the seamen of three hundred years hence will have the faculty of sympathy it is impossible to say.
No; the seamen of three hundred years hence will probably be neither touched nor moved to derision, affection, or admiration.
Hence, as more individuals are produced than can possibly survive, there must in every case be a struggle for existence, either one individual with another of the same species, or with the individuals of distinct species, or with the physical conditions of life.
Hence we may confidently assert, that all plants and animals are tending to increase at a geometrical ratio, that all would most rapidly stock every station in which they could any how exist, and that the geometrical tendency to increase must be checked by destruction at some period of life.
Hence, the Plot is the imitation of the action: for by plot I here mean the arrangement of the incidents.
Hence the incidents and the plot are the end of a tragedy; and the end is the chief thing of all.
Hence, he who attacks the Turk must bear in mind that he will find him united, and he will have to rely more on his own strength than on the revolt of others; but, if once the Turk has been conquered, and routed in the field in such a way that he cannot replace his armies, there is nothing to fear but the family of this prince, and, this being exterminated, there remains no one to fear, the others having no credit with the people; and as the conqueror did not rely on them before his victory, so he ought not to fear them after it.
Hence arose those frequent rebellions against the Romans in Spain, France, and Greece, owing to the many principalities there were in these states, of which, as long as the memory of them endured, the Romans always held an insecure possession; but with the power and long continuance of the empire the memory of them passed away, and the Romans then became secure possessors.
Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
Hence perhaps she had contracted a little gloominess of temper, for she was rather a good servant than a good wife; nor had she always the gratitude to return the extraordinary degree of roaring mirth, with which the squire received her, even with a good-humoured smile.