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 for hence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hence \Hence\ (h[e^]ns), adv. [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop.
     a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen,
     heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to
     OHG. hinn[=a]n, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the
     root of E. he. See He.]
     1. From this place; away. "Or that we hence wend." --Chaucer.
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              Arise, let us go hence.               --John xiv.
                                                    31.
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              I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. --Acts
                                                    xxii. 21.
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     2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. "Half an
        hour hence." --Shak.
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     3. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or
        deduction.
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              Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear
              of the Lord the beginning of wisdom.  --Tillotson.
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     4. From this source or origin.
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              All other faces borrowed hence
              Their light and grace.                --Suckling.
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              Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they
              not hence, even of your lusts?        --James. iv.
                                                    1.
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     Note: Hence is used, elliptically and imperatively, for go
           hence; depart hence; away; be gone. "Hence with your
           little ones." --Shak. -- From hence, though a pleonasm,
           is fully authorized by the usage of good writers.
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                 An ancient author prophesied from hence.
                                                    --Dryden.
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                 Expelled from hence into a world
                 Of woe and sorrow.                 --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hence \Hence\, v. t.
     To send away. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hence
      adv 1: (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact
             or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true";
             "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were
             young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we
             must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be
             trusted" [syn: therefore, hence, thence, thus,
             so]
      2: from this place; "get thee hence!"
      3: from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "hence":
     accordingly, as a result, away, because of that, because of this,
     consequently, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason,
     for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, hereat,
     in the future, off, on that account, on that ground,
     on this account, out, propter hoc, so, then, thence, thereat,
     therefor, therefore, therefrom, thereof, thereupon, thus, thusly,
     thuswise, whence, wherefore, wherefrom
  
  

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