Whence

Definition of Whence

adv.1.
1.From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; - used interrogatively.
Whence hath this man this wisdom?
- Matt. xiii. 54.
Whence and what art thou?
- Milton.
2.From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; - used relatively.
Grateful to acknowledge whence his good
Descends.
- Milton.
O, how unlike the place from whence they fell?
- Milton.
From whence come wars and fightings among you?
- James iv. 1.

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accordingly, away, because of that, because of this, consequently, derivation, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, fountain, hence, hereat, inception, off, on that account, on that ground, on this account, origin, out, propter hoc, provenance, provenience, root, then, thence, thereat, therefor, therefore, therefrom, thereof, thus, thusly, thuswise, well, wellspring, wherefore, wherefrom
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