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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hence  \Hence\,  adv  [OE.  hennes,  hens  (the  s  is  prop.  a  genitive 
  ending;  cf  {-wards}),  also  hen,  henne,  hennen,  heonnen 
  heonene  AS  heonan  heonon  heona,  hine;  akin  to  OHG. 
  hinn[=a]n,  G.  hinnen,  OHG.  hina,  G.  hin;  all  from  the  root  of 
  E.  he  See  {He}.] 
  1.  From  this  place  away  ``Or  that  we  hence  wend.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Arise,  let  us  go  hence  --John  xiv. 
  31. 
 
  I  will  send  thee  far  hence  unto  the  Gentiles.  --Acts 
  xxii.  21. 
 
  2.  From  this  time;  in  the  future;  as  a  week  hence  ``Half  an 
  hour  hence.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hence  \Hence\,  v.  t. 
  To  send  away  [Obs.]  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hence 
  adv  1:  (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"  [syn:  {therefore},  {thence},  {thus}] 
  2:  (archaic)  from  this  place  "get  thee  hence!" 
  3:  from  this  time;  "a  year  hence  it  will  be  forgotten" 




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