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From Middle English þennes, from þenne + -es (“adverbial ending”), the former from þanan, þanona, from Proto-West Germanic *þananā. Cognate with Westphalian Low German diëne.
thence (not comparable)
- (formal) From there, from that place or from that time.
- I came thence.
- Cross fix at 6000 feet, thence descend to 3000 feet and fly direct to MAP (missed approach point).
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene ii], page 2:
- Miranda: O the heauens, / What fowle play had we, that we came from thence? / Or bleſſed was't we did?
- Prospero: Both, both my Girle. / By fowle-play (as thou ſayſt) were we heau'd thence, / But bleſſedly holpe hither.
- 2005, Alpha Chiang and Kevin Wainwright, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics (4th ed.), McGraw-Hill International, p. 605
- From this we can find the characteristic roots and and thence proceed to the remaining steps of the solution process.
- (literary) Deriving from this fact or circumstance; therefore, therefrom.
- (archaic) From that time; thenceforth; thereafter
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