from hence
phrasal archaic from this place ; from this time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • from hence — from whence, from hence 1. Although widely disapproved of on the grounds that from is redundant, from whence has a long and distinguished history of use in questions • (From whence these Murmurs, and this change of mind Dryden, 1697) and in… …   Modern English usage

  • from hence — adverb archaic : hence : from this place a fortnight since we set out from hence upon a little excursion Thomas Gray …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from whence — from whence, from hence 1. Although widely disapproved of on the grounds that from is redundant, from whence has a long and distinguished history of use in questions • (From whence these Murmurs, and this change of mind Dryden, 1697) and in… …   Modern English usage

  • hence — For the use of from hence, see from whence, from hence …   Modern English usage

  • hence — ► ADVERB 1) as a consequence; for this reason. 2) from now; in the future. 3) (also from hence) archaic from here. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hence — adverb 1》 as a consequence; for this reason. 2》 from now; in the future. 3》 (also from hence) archaic from here. Origin ME hennes: from earlier henne (from OE heonan, of Gmc origin, related to he) + s3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — W2 [hens] adv formal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: hen hence (12 15 centuries) (from Old English heonan) + s (as in backwards)] 1.) [sentence adverb] for this reason ▪ The cost of transport is a major expense for an industry. Hence factory location… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hence — [ hens ] adverb FORMAL *** Hence can be used in the following ways: as a way of starting a sentence, clause, or phrase, and showing how it is related to what has just been said: Crime is on the increase, hence the need for more police. as an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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