/hens/, adv.1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory.2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month hence.3. from this source or origin.4. Archaic.a. from this place; from here; away: The inn is but a quarter mile hence.b. from this world or from the living: After a long, hard life they were taken hence.c. henceforth; from this time on.5. Obs. depart (usually used imperatively).
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