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Definitions for whence
ʰwɛns, wɛnswhence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whence(adverb)

    from what place, source, or cause


  1. whence(Adverb)

    From where; from which place or source.

    Whence came I?

  2. whence(Conjunction)

    From where.

  3. whence(Conjunction)

    From which.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whence(adverb)

    from what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively

  2. Whence(adverb)

    from what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively

  3. Origin: [OE. whennes, whens (with adverbial s, properly a genitive ending; -- see -wards), also whenne, whanene, AS. hwanan, hwanon, hwonan, hwanone; akin to D. when. See When, and cf. Hence, Thence.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whence in a Sentence

  1. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

    Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.

  3. Omar Khayyám:

    Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

  4. James Arthur Baldwin:

    Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

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