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Synonyms for whence
ʰwɛns, wɛnswhence

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Wiktionary

  1. whenceadverb

    Antonyms:
    whither

  2. whenceconjunction

    From where.

    Whence came I?

    Antonyms:
    whither

  3. whenceconjunction

    Antonyms:
    whither

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whence

    Therefore, signifying for that (or this) reason, is the most precise and formal word for expressing the direct conclusion of a chain of reasoning; then carries a similar but slighter sense of inference, which it gives incidentally rather than formally; as, "All men are mortal; Cæsar is a man; therefore Cæsar is mortal;" or, "The contract is awarded; then there is no more to be said." Consequently denotes a direct result, but more frequently of a practical than a theoretic kind; as, "Important matters demand my attention; consequently I shall not sail to-day." Consequently is rarely used in the formal conclusions of logic or mathematics, but marks rather the freer and looser style of rhetorical argument. Accordingly denotes correspondence, which may or may not be consequence; it is often used in narration; as, "The soldiers were eager and confident; accordingly they sprang forward at the word of command." Thence is a word of more sweeping inference than therefore, applying not merely to a single set of premises, but often to all that has gone before, including the reasonable inferences that have not been formally stated. Wherefore is the correlative of therefore, and whence of hence or thence, appending the inference or conclusion to the previous statement without a break. Compare synonyms for BECAUSE.

    Synonyms:
    accordingly, because, consequently, hence, then, thence, therefore, wherefore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whenceadverb

    from what place, source, or cause

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whenceadjective

    Synonyms:
    from what place

  2. whenceadjective

    Synonyms:
    from what cause, from what source, how

How to pronounce whence?

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US English
Daniel
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Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use whence in a sentence?

  1. James Arthur Baldwin:

    Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

  2. Socrates:

    If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

  3. Machiavelli:

    I have often thought that the cause of men?s good or ill fortune depends on whether they make their actions fit with the times. A man having prospered by one mode of acting can never be persuaded that it may be well for him to act differently, whence it is that a man?s Fortune varies, because she changes her times and he does not his ways.

  4. Omar Khayyám:

    Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

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