thence


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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 ?
We saw them make signals from thence, and imagining they would come to a parley, sent out our boat with two sailors and an Abyssin, putting the ships off from the shore, to set them free from any suspicion of danger in coming down.
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt.
And, making a digression at this stage on the subject of light, I expounded at considerable length what the nature of that light must be which is found in the sun and the stars, and how thence in an instant of time it traverses the immense spaces of the heavens, and how from the planets and comets it is reflected towards the earth.
In the very curious romance on the subject of his adventures in the Holy Land, and his return from thence, it is recorded how he exchanged a pugilistic favour of this nature, while a prisoner in Germany.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript which I send you herewith.
Death was in that poisonous wave, And in its gulf a fitting grave For him who thence could solace bring To his lone imagining -- Whose solitary soul could make An Eden of that dim lake.
Now, it had been agreed between Mrs Waters and the captain that she would accompany him in his march as far as Worcester, where they were to take their leave of each other, and she was thence to return to Bath, where she was to stay till the end of the winter's campaign against the rebels.
Thou Spirit, who led'st this glorious Eremite Into the desert, his victorious field Against the spiritual foe, and brought'st him thence By proof the undoubted Son of God, inspire, As thou art wont, my prompted song, else mute, And bear through highth or depth of Nature's bounds, With prosperous wing full summed, to tell of deeds Above heroic, though in secret done, And unrecorded left through many an age: Worthy to have not remained so long unsung.
We were now bound to the Gulf of Persia, and from thence to the coast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of the supercargo's design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missed his business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and return to the coast as he came home.
Ours is the only one, however, that is venturing on what is called "the long trip"--that is, out into Syria, by Baalbec to Damascus, and thence down through the full length of Palestine.
Noel Vanstone have been traced across the Solway Firth to Dumfries, and thence to a cottage a few miles from the town, on the banks of the Nith.