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thence

 (thĕns, thĕns)
adv.
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 Indo-European roots) + -es, genitive sing. suff.; see -s3.]

thence

(ðɛns)
adv
1. from that place
2. Also: thenceforth, thenceforward or thenceforwards from that time or event; thereafter
3. therefore
[C13 thannes, from thanne, from Old English thanon; related to Gothic thanana, Old Norse thanan]

thence

(ðɛns)

adv.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
dahervon dannen
daarvandaanvandaar

thence

[ðens] ADV (frm, liter)
1. (= from that place) → de allí, desde allí
2. (= consequently) → por lo tanto, por eso, por consiguiente
thence the fact thatde ahí que
3. (= from that time) = thenceforth

thence

adv
(old: = from that place) → von dannen (old), → von dort or da (weg)
(old, = from that time) which dated from thencewas aus der (damaligen) Zeit stammt; they met again a week thencesie trafen eine Woche darauf wieder zusammen
(form: = for that reason) → infolgedessen

thence

[ðɛns] adv (frm) (from that place) → di lì or; (therefore) → quindi, perciò
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer considered her the most beautiful woman living, and she found him more `Jove-like" than ever, though his hatbrim was quite limp with the little rills trickling thence upon his shoulders (for he held the umbrella all over Jo), and every finger of his gloves needed mending.
Finally it was safely taken out of the cave, and along the stone passage to the opening formed by the overthrown trees, and thence on to camp.
Thence he went to the side of the motherly animal, and spending a minute in a fruitless inquiry into the character of her rider, he shook his head and returned to Heyward.
Thence, swelling over the rim of moss-grown stones, the water stole away under the fence, through what we regret to call a gutter, rather than a channel.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall northward.
With a fair, fresh wind, the Pequod was now drawing nigh to these straits; Ahab purposing to pass through them into the Javan sea, and thence, cruising northwards, over waters known to be frequented here and there by the Sperm whale, sweep inshore by the Philippine Islands, and gain the far coast of Japan, in time for the great whaling season there.
Jonas pushed a truck loaded with hams from the smoke rooms on to an elevator, and thence to the packing rooms.
Marks had got from his pocket a greasy pocket-book, and taking a long paper from thence, he sat down, and fixing his keen black eyes on it, began mumbling over its contents: "Barnes--Shelby County--boy Jim, three hundred dollars for him, dead or alive.
And with these words and others, he lightly took his spear and gat him thence.
I instructed him to go to Hospenthal as quickly as possible, and make his grand start from there; to extend his foot expedition as far as the Giesbach fall, and return to me from thence by diligence or mule.
He "meow'd" with caution once or twice, as he went; then jumped to the roof of the woodshed and thence to the ground.