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whence




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whence
     1. adv. (archaic, formal, or literary) From where; from which place or source.
           Whence came I?
           "Pork" comes from French, whence we get most of our modern cooking terms.
     2. conj. (literary, poetic) Used for introducing the result of a fact that has just been stated.
           The work is slow and dangerous, whence the high costs.
           I scored more than you in the exam, whence we can conclude that I am better at the subject than you are.


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