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hence    : [h'ɛns]
Hence \Hence\ (h[e^]ns), adv. [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop.
a genitive ending; cf. {-wards}), also hen, henne, hennen,
heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to
OHG. hinn[=a]n, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the
root of E. he. See {He}.]
1. From this place; away. "Or that we hence wend." --Chaucer.
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Arise, let us go hence. --John xiv.
31.
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I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. --Acts
xxii. 21.
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2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. "Half an
hour hence." --Shak.
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3. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or
deduction.
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Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear
of the Lord the beginning of wisdom. --Tillotson.
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4. From this source or origin.
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All other faces borrowed hence
Their light and grace. --Suckling.
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Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they
not hence, even of your lusts? --James. iv.
1.
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Note: Hence is used, elliptically and imperatively, for go
hence; depart hence; away; be gone. "Hence with your
little ones." --Shak. -- From hence, though a pleonasm,
is fully authorized by the usage of good writers.
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An ancient author prophesied from hence.
--Dryden.
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Expelled from hence into a world
Of woe and sorrow. --Milton.
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Hence \Hence\, v. t.
To send away. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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hence
adv 1: (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" [synonym: {therefore}, {hence}, {thence}, {thus},
{so}]
2: from this place; "get thee hence!"
3: from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"




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  • HENCE | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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  • Hence definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Hence definition: You use hence to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Definition of hence from the Collins English Dictionary Quick word challenge Question: 1 Score: 0 5 maize or maze? Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a
  • HENCE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    hence definition: 1 that is the reason or explanation for: 2 from this time: 3 for this reason; therefore: Learn more HENCE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
  • Hence definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    1 adverb You use hence to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of what you have just said
  • and hence definition | English definition dictionary | Reverso
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  • Hence | Definition of Hence by Merriam-Webster
    Hence definition is - from this place : away How to use hence in a sentence History and Etymology for hence Middle English hennes, henne, from Old English heonan; Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! Merriam-Webster unabridged
  • Hence - definition of hence by The Free Dictionary
    Define hence hence synonyms, hence pronunciation, hence translation, English dictionary definition of hence adv 1 a For this reason; therefore: handmade and hence expensive b From this source: They grew up in the Sudan; hence their interest in Nubian art
  • English | Definition of English at Dictionary. com
    belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high-school English class; an English translation of a Spanish novel noun the people of England collectively, especially as distinguished from the Scots, Welsh, and Irish
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  • English - definition of English by The Free Dictionary
    Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of enderby and sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest





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