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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thence  \Thence\,  adv  [OE.  thenne,  thanne,  and  (with  the 
  adverbal  -s;  see  {-wards})  thennes,  thannes  (hence  thens,  now 
  written  thence),  AS  [eth]anon,  [eth]anan,  [eth]onan;  akin  to 
  OHG.  dannana  dann[=a]n,  dan[=a]n,  and  G.  von  dannen  E. 
  that  there  See  {That}.] 
  1.  From  that  place  ``Bid  him  thence  go.''  --Chaucer. 
  When  ye  depart  thence,  shake  off  the  dust  under  your 
  feet  for  a  testimony  against  them  --Mark  vi  11. 
  Note:  It  is  not  unusual,  though  pleonastic,  to  use  from 
  before  thence.  Cf  {Hence},  {Whence}. 
  Then  I  will  send  and  fetch  thee  from  thence. 
  --Gen.  xxvii. 
  2.  From  that  time;  thenceforth;  thereafter. 
  There  shall  be  no  more  thence  an  infant  of  days. 
  --Isa.  lxv. 
  3.  For  that  reason;  therefore. 
  Not  to  sit  idle  with  so  great  a  gift  Useless,  and 
  thence  ridiculous,  about  him  --Milton. 
  4.  Not  there  elsewhere;  absent.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  from  that  place  or  from  there  "proceeded  thence  directly  to 
  college";  "flew  to  Helsinki  and  thence  to  Moscow"; 
  "roads  that  lead  therefrom"  [syn:  {therefrom}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {therefrom},  {thereof}] 
  3:  (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}, 
  {hence},  {thus}] 

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