thence, hence

Thence is a somewhat old-fashioned and rarely used adverb meaning "from there," "from that place," "from that time," "therefrom": "She went first to the store and thence to the beauty parlor." "He declared bankruptcy and thence was rarely seen in town." "Our best salesman fell ill; thence came our decline in business." Hence means "from this time" and "for this reason": "The students will leave a week hence." "The dress was well made and hence expensive."

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  • hence — See thence. See thence, hence …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • thence — See thence, hence …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Thence — Thence, adv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the adverbal s; see { wards}) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now written thence), AS. [eth]anon, [eth]anan, [eth]onan; akin to OHG. dannana, dann[=a]n, dan[=a]n, and G. von dannen, E. that, there. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hence — [hens] adv. [ME hennes < henne < OE heonan(e), from here + (e)s, adv. gen. suffix (as in SINCE, THENCE) < IE base as in HE1, HERE] 1. from this place; away [go hence] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • hence — [adv] for that reason; therefore accordingly, as a deduction, away, consequently, ergo, forward, from here, from now on, henceforth, henceforward, hereinafter, in the future, it follows that, on that account, onward, out, so, then, thence,… …   New thesaurus

  • hence — Synonyms and related words: accordingly, as a result, away, because of that, because of this, consequently, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, hereat, in the future, off, on… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thence — Synonyms and related words: accordingly, away, because of that, because of this, consequently, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, from here in, from now on, from then on,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hence — adv therefore, thus, ergo; consequently, consequentially, inferentially, subsequently; inevitably, naturally, accordingly, logically; wherefore, whence, thence …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • whence — 1. adverb /ʍɛns,wɛns/ From where; from which place or source. Whence came I? 2. conjunction /ʍɛns,wɛns/ a) From where …   Wiktionary

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

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