Hence means "for this reason," or "therefore." One Hollywood starlet is a huge fan of tiny dogs, hence the Pomeranian puppy peeking out of her purse.


From this place; away.

(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

from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"

from this place; "get thee hence!"

From this place; away.

From this time; in the future; as, a week hence.

From this reason; as an inference or deduction.

From this source or origin.

v. t.
To send away.


Hence , adv. [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinn'ben, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.] 1. From this place; away. "Or that we hence wend." Chaucer.
Arise, let us go hence.
I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. "Half an hour hence." Shak. 3. From this reason; as an inference or deduction.
Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom.
4. From this source or origin.
All other faces borrowed hence Their light and grace.
Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts?
&hand; Hence is used, elliptically and imperatively, for go hence; depart hence; away; be gone. "Hence with your little ones." Shak. -- From hence, though a pleonasm, is fully authorized by the usage of good writers.
An ancient author prophesied from hence.
Expelled from hence into a world Of woe and sorrow.


Hence , v. t. To send away. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

From this place; away.

To send away.


Usage Examples

Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

Ascetics and fakirs come to mitigate human suffering to heal us and lead us on the path. They put up with criticism they go through many worldly trials. Some of them have even become martyrs for our sake. But they have done all this with a smile and with gratitude to God. Hence sacrifice is a great virtue.

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.


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