Henceforth vs Whence - What's the difference?
As adverbs the difference between henceforth and whence
is that henceforth
is (formal) from now on; from this time on while whence
is from where; from which place or source.
As a conjunction whence is
(literary|poetic) (used for introducing the result of a fact that has just been stated
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(formal) From now on; from this time on.
* William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene II:
- My thanes and kinsmen,/'Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland /In such an honour named
- I will try to do a better job, henceforth , now that I know the proper technique!
From where; from which place or source.
- Whence came I?
* 1818 , (Mary Shelley), , Chapter 4:
- "Pork" comes from French, whence we get most of our modern cooking terms.
* 1898 , , Chapter 3:
- Whence , I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed?
- At first I could not tell what this new sound was, nor whence it came, and now it seemed a little noise close by, and now a great noise in the distance. And then it grew nearer and more defined, and in a moment I knew it was the sound of voices talking.
* This word is uncommon in modern usage; from where'' is now usually substituted (as in the example sentence: ''Where did I come from?'' or ''From where did I come? ). It is now chiefly encountered in older works, or in poetic or literary writing.
* From whence has a strong literary precedent, appearing in Shakespeare and the King James Bible as well as in the writings of numerous Victorian-era writers. In recent times, however, it has been criticized as redundant by usage commentators.
(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.