English - Pronunciation
English - Etymology
English - Adverb
From where; from which place or source.
- 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 4:
- 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 3:
- This word is uncommon in modern usage; from where is now usually substituted (as in the example sentence: Where did I come from? or From where did I come?). It is now chiefly encountered in older works, or in poetic or literary writing.
- From whence has a strong literary precedent, appearing in Shakespeare and the King James Bible as well as in the writings of numerous Victorian-era writers. In recent times, however, it has been criticized as redundant by usage commentators.
English - Conjunction
- (literary, poetic) used for introducing the result of a fact that has just been stated
- (?): whither