Definitions for thenceðɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thence, therefrom(adverb)

    from that place or from there

    "proceeded thence directly to college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow"; "roads that lead therefrom"

  2. thence, therefrom, thereof(adverb)

    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"

  3. therefore, hence, thence, thus, so(adverb)

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. thence(Adverb)

    From there, from that place or from that time. (I came thence.)

    Commonly used in property descriptions by land surveyors, or aviators relating to IFR established flying procedures, e.g. Cross fix at 6000 feet, thence descend to 3000 feet and fly direct to MAP (missed approach point).

  2. thence(Adverb)

    Deriving from this or as a result of this.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thence(adverb)

    from that place

  2. Thence(adverb)

    from that time; thenceforth; thereafter

  3. Thence(adverb)

    for that reason; therefore

  4. Thence(adverb)

    not there; elsewhere; absent

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epictetus:

    Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.

  2. Julius Caesar, (attributed):

    I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence So sweet is zealous contemplation.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    An action will not be right unless the will be right for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right for from thence comes the will.

  5. John Keats:

    The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.

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