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English adverb: hence

1. hence (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

SamplesTherefore 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.

Synonymsso, thence, therefore, thus

2. hence from this place

SamplesGet thee hence!.

Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

3. hence from this time

SamplesA year hence it will be forgotten.

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