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Hence vs. Thus

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  • Hence (adverb)

    from here, from this place, away

    "I'm going hence, because you have insulted me."

    "Get thee hence, Satan!"

  • Hence (adverb)

    from the living or from this world

    "After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence."

  • Hence (adverb)

    in the future from now

    "A year hence it will be forgotten."

  • Hence (adverb)

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

    "I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party."

    "The purse is handmade and hence very expensive."

  • Hence (interjection)

    Go away! Begone!

    ""...Hence! and bestow your dead"

    "Where no wrong against him cries!""

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this way or manner.

    "If you throw the ball thus, as I’m showing you, you’ll have better luck hitting the target."

  • Thus (adverb)

    As a result.

    "I have all the tools I need; thus, I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic."

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  • Hence (adverb)

    From this place; away.

  • Hence (adverb)

    From this time; in the future; as, a week hence.

  • Hence (adverb)

    From this reason; therefore; - as an inference or deduction.

  • Hence (adverb)

    From this source or origin.

  • Hence

    To send away.

  • Thus (noun)

    The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this or that manner; on this wise.

  • Thus (adverb)

    To this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Hence (adverb)

    (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"

  • Hence (adverb)

    from this place;

    "get thee hence!"

  • Hence (adverb)

    from this time;

    "a year hence it will be forgotten"

  • Thus (noun)

    an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

  • Thus (adverb)

    (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"

  • Thus (adverb)

    in the way indicated;

    "hold the brush so"

    "set up the pieces thus"

Princeton's WordNet
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