Definition of "thence" [thence]

  • From that place; from there: flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow. (adverb)
  • From that circumstance or source; therefrom. (adverb)
  • Archaic From that time; thenceforth. See Usage Note at whence. (adverb)
  • From that place (adverb)

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  • From that time or event; thereafter (adverb)
  • Therefore (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thence" in a sentence
  • "The basin was called caddichus, and the rejected candidate had a name thence derived."
  • "Afterward he was for some time at Eton, where he had the ill-luck to receive some fifty-four stripes for his shortcomings in Latin; thence he goes to Trinity"
  • "A mile thence is Basin on ye Left hand wch was a house of ye Duke of Boltons, but being a Garrison in ye Civil warrs was pulled down and Now only some part remaines, and the Gardens wch are improved and new walls built: fine fruit and vineyards, a large parke to it."