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Definition of Whence

Whence

  1. From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively.
  2. From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively.

Whence Quotations

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Socrates

Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.
Max Planck

Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Omar Khayyam

Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
Muhammad Iqbal
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Whence Translations

whence in German is woher
whence in Hungarian is ahonnan
whence in Italian is donde
whence in Latin is unde
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