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Difference between Hence, Thence and Whence

Hence means from here, from now, or thus.

  • Two years hence this entire episode will be forgotten by all.
  • It is going to rain, hence the high humidity and clouds.

Thence means from that time or from that place.

  • We flew to Raleigh and thence to Dallas on our way back.

Whence (an old word) means from what place, source, or cause.

  • Whence came all this valuable information?