Pronunciation Adverb

thence (not comparable)

  1. (formal) From there, from that place or from that time.
    I came thence.
    Cross fix at 6000 feet, thence descend to 3000 feet and fly direct to MAP (missed approach point).
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii], page 2 ↗:
      smallcaps Miranda: O the heauens, / What fowle play had we, that we came from thence? / Or bleſſed was't we did?
      smallcaps Prospero: Both, both my Girle. / By fowle-play (as thou ſayſt) were we heau'd thence, / But bleſſedly holpe hither.
    • 2005, Alpha Chiang and Kevin Wainwright, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics (4th ed.), McGraw-Hill International, p. 605
      From this we can find the characteristic roots b_1 and b_2 and thence proceed to the remaining steps of the solution process.
  2. (literary) Deriving from this fact or circumstance; therefore, therefrom.
  3. (archaic) From that time; thenceforth; thereafter
Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: dès lors (from that time on), de là (from that place)
  • German: daher
  • Portuguese: desde aí, daí
  • Russian: отту́да
  • Spanish: desde ahí

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