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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

From what place or origin or source.

Usage examples (36)
  • If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.
  • And hence assumption determines the term whence and the term whither; for assumption means a taking to oneself from another.
  • Of whence is your fair ship, and whither is she bound? '
  • From whence is your good ship, and whither is she bound? ' for more
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  • Ireland is "whence" I came (the place I came from) and through Scotland is where I'll travel "hence" (from this moment or now; forward).
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