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Definition of Whence

  • From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively.
  • From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively.
  • from what place, source, or cause

How to use whence in a sentence. Whence pronunciation.

Nahoum waved a hand after Mahommed and said: "Whence came thy servant sadat?
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The Less, the Better then; whence this will fall, He's perfect that hath none at all.
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A wheat-ear, brought God knows whence, was filling out to ripening.
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It is your gift, which comes from whence comes everything else.
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We had the assurance that money would come; but from whence we did not know, nor care, for we knew the 'silver and gold' are the Lord's, as well as the 'cattle upon a thousand hills,' and he could easily cause some one to give or send us the money.
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Some secret hope of supply pervaded his breast, but when, whence, or by whom, he knew not.
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Starting out, one night, to look for a place of worship, she turned her feet to a Methodist meeting from whence the sound of singing had reached her.
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The question having been asked of him, "Such a way of living must lead the mind continually to think whence food, clothes, etc., are to come, with no benefit for spiritual exercise," he replies: "Our minds are very little tried about the necessaries of life; just because the care respecting them is laid upon our Father, who, because we are his children, not _only allows_ us to do so, _but will have us to do so_.
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About half-past eight in the evening, the principal of the firm whence the boiler-makers came, arrived to see how the work was going on, and whether he could in any way speed the matter.
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Although we did not understand much about bargains of this kind, yet the cow we purchased served us so remarkably, that we were obliged to acknowledge whence the blessing came.
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On my return from Russia, whence I did not arrive until after the Emperor, I lost no time in entering his room, knowing that he had already asked for me, and found there his Majesty with the Empress and Queen Hortense.
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She made no answer, but walked to the side whence she could look westward.
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She was to meet him at the office he had just taken in Farringdon Street, whence they would repair to a solicitor's in the same neighbourhood, for the discussion of legal business connected with Miss. French's enterprise.
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A suitable attendant having been procured, Fanny was despatched to Bournemouth, whence, in a day or two, she wrote to her sister thus: 'You've been awfully kind to me, and I shan't forget it when I'm well again.
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But Tyler would have it that she was Mary Fitton; and he tracked Mary down from the first of her marriages in her teens to her tomb in Cheshire, whither he made a pilgrimage and whence returned in triumph with a picture of her statue, and the news that he was convinced she was a dark lady by traces of paint still discernible.
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The phenomena of Life and of Death were commingled in one huge fermentation, in which everything decomposed and whence nothing seemed to spring up again.
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After which flattering assurance, Madame de la Roche-Jugan seated herself in a solitary corner, behind a curtain, whence they heard sobs and moans issue for a whole hour.
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For may I not ask, whence came that prodigious concourse of intelligences all fully armed, and with heroic hearts, which the great social movement of '78 suddenly brought upon the scene?
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Before they returned home Skindeep led Popanilla to the top of a tower, from whence they had a complete view of the whole island.
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Once in the night Harriet got up and staggered out through the rear door, whence she made her way to the upper deck.
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Examples of Whence

Example #1
David's servant, Mahommed Hassan, whom he had had since first he came to Egypt, was gliding from the room-a large, square-shouldered fellow of over six feet, dressed in a plain blue yelek, but on his head the green turban of one who had done a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Example #2
He touched his hand to his forehead and his breast as David closed the door and hung his hat upon a nail.
Example #3
Nor yet for _Autumn_; Love must have his Prime, His Warmer Hearts, and Harvest time.
Example #4
For who can tell when first her Reign begun?
Example #5
About their slender roots ran partridges with out-stretched necks.
Example #6
The air was filled with the notes of a thousand different birds.