thence /ˈðɛn(t)s ||ˈθɛn(t)s/
1. From that place. “Bid him thence go.”
When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. --Mark vi. 11.
Note: ☞ It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from before thence. Cf. Hence, Whence.
Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence. --Gen. xxvii. 45.
2. From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.
There shall be no more thence an infant of days. --Isa. lxv. 20.
3. For that reason; therefore.
Not to sit idle with so great a gift
Useless, and thence ridiculous, about him. --Milton.
4. Not there; elsewhere; absent. [Poetic]
adv 1: from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly to
college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow";
"roads that lead therefrom" [syn: therefrom]
2: 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"
[syn: therefrom, thereof]
3: (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" [syn: therefore,