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1. From that place; from there: flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow.
2. From that circumstance or source; therefrom.
3. Archaic From that time; thenceforth. See Usage Note at whence.
[Middle English thennes : thenne, from there (from Old English thanon; see to- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -es, genitive sing. suff.; see -s3.]
1. from that place
2. Also: thenceforth, thenceforward or thenceforwards from that time or event; thereafter
[C13 thannes, from thanne, from Old English thanon; related to Gothic thanana, Old Norse thanan]
1. from that place: I went to Paris and thence to Rome.
2. from that time; thenceforth.
3. from that source.
4. from that fact or reason; therefore.
[1250–1300; Middle English thennes=thenne thence) + -es -s1]
usage: See whence.
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|Adv.||1.||thence - from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly to college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow"; "roads that lead therefrom"|
|2.||thence - 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"|
|3.||thence - (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"|