from thence
phrasal from that place

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  • 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

  • thence — (also from thence) ► ADVERB formal 1) from a place or source previously mentioned. 2) as a consequence. USAGE Thence means ‘from that place’, as in he travelled across France to Spain and thence to England. Strictly speaking, the preposition from …   English terms dictionary

  • thence — is a formal and literary word meaning ‘from there’ or ‘from then’: • It is very logical to feed wind powered energy in the form of either electricity or direct heat directly into a buffer system and thence to direct use Journal of the Royal… …   Modern English usage

  • thence — late 13c., from O.E. þanone, þanon from that place + adverbial genitive es. O.E. þanone, þanon is from W.Gmc. *thanana (Cf. O.S. thanana, O.N. þana, O.Fris. thana, O.H.G. danana, Ger. von dannen), related obscurely to the root of THEN (Cf. then) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thence — (also from thence) adverb formal 1》 from a place or source previously mentioned. 2》 as a consequence. Origin ME thennes, from earlier thenne (from OE thanon, of W. Gmc origin) + s3 (later respelled ce to denote the unvoiced sound) …   English new terms dictionary

  • thence — adv. (also from thence) archaic or literary 1 from that place or source. 2 for that reason. Etymology: ME thannes, thennes f. thanne, thenne f. OE thanon(e) etc. f. WG …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • thence — From a stated place. The phrase thence up the river as used in field notes describing the boundary of a survey of public land, must be read with the declaration that the survey is on the southern bank of the river, in the light of the drawing or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • thence — [ðens] adv formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old English; Origin: thanon from that place ] from there or following that ▪ We went to Trieste, and thence by train to Prague …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thence — [thens; ] occas. [ thens] adv. [ME thens, thannes (with adv. gen. suffix es) < OE thanan, thence: for IE base see THAT] 1. from that place; therefrom 2. from that time; thenceforth 3. on that account; therefore …   English World dictionary

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