American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. For this reason; therefore: handmade and hence expensive.
- adv. From this source: They grew up in the Sudan; hence their interest in Nubian art.
- adv. From this time; from now: A year hence it will be forgotten.
- adv. From this place; away from here: Get you hence!
- adv. From this life.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From this place; from or away from here. [By ellipsis of go, depart, or an equivalent verb, hence is often used with the effect of a verb, especially in command or entreaty, like
- From this time; in the future.
- For this cause or reason; as a consequence of, or an inference or a deduction from, something just stated.
- From this source or original.
- To send away; despatch.
- To go hence; go away: depart.
- adv. archaic from here, from this place, away
- adv. archaic in the future from now
- adv. conjunctive as a result; therefore, for this reason
- adv. temporal location from this time, from now
- v. obsolete To send away.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. From this place; away.
- adv. From this time; in the future.
- adv. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction.
- adv. From this source or origin.
- v. obsolete To send away.
- adv. from this place
- adv. from this time
- adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
- A later Middle English spelling, retaining the breathy -s, of hennes, (henne + adverbial genitive ending -s), from Old English heonan ("away", "hence"), from a West Germanic root *khin- (compare Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen, Dutch heen, Swedish hän); related to Old English her ("here"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hennes, from here : henne (from Old English heonan) + -es, adv. suff.. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.”
“Oslo assured this and hence is a part of the problem.”
“Hmmmm. Who has the most seats in the House and Senate — and hence is most likely to LOSE from this tidal wave of hatred?”
“Teves was also an author of RA 8047 and hence is presumed to intimately know the Congressional deliberations conducted prior to the enactment of that law.”
“Of course, as the Self-annointed Second Coming (no pun intended) of the Prodigal Son, maybe Frank has spent a fair amount of time covered by Santorum and, hence, is not perturbed.”
“She presents herself in public and hence is an object of positive or negative regard, as the case may be.”
“I think King wins the argument so far, there is indeed spare capacity and a weaker pound helps some sectors over others ; at the same time, however, Sentance is right - the trend in commodity prices will remain steeply upward in the near to medium term hence the need to contain their impact, but why do that solely via the exchange rate?”
“Her issues are closer to John MaCain hence my votes goes to John McCain.”
“Here Gau spirits are born and hence is called Gosava or Goloka.”
“Turns out that the wife had advanced syphilis that was latent for many years, and it was attacking her brain - hence her erractic behavior and his perception that she was possessed.”
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