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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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