(archaic) from here, from this place, away
- I'm going hence , because you have insulted me.
* c.1599-1601 , , Act 4, Scene 1,
- Get thee hence , Satan!
* 1849 , ,
- O Gertrude, come away! / The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch, / But we will ship him hence :
(archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world
- Ye men of Galilee! / Why stand ye looking up to heaven, where Him ye ne’er may see, / Neither ascending hence , nor returning hither again?
(archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now
- ''After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence .
(conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason
- ''A year hence it will be forgotten.
- ''I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
* 1910 , , Section VI: Weak Points and Strong, 8,
- ''The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
* 1910 , , , Chapter VI,
- Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
* 1731 May 27, ,
- Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
(temporal location) from this time, from now
- That hence arises the peculiar Unhappiness of that Business, which other Callings are no way liable to;
- ''The plane will leave two months hence .
After that, from then on.
* 1900 , L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
- He left; thereafter we never met again.
- "My third command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda, "shall be to carry you to your forest. Then, having used up the powers of the Golden Cap, I shall give it to the King of the Monkeys, that he and his band may thereafter be free for evermore."