They returned whence they had come.
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出典:『Wiktionary』 (2014/04/04 07:43 UTC 版)
- From where; from which place or source.
- Whence came I?
- 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? または 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.
- From where.
- 1611, King James BibleWikisource, John 8:14:
- 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Sea-chest”, in Treasure IslandWikisource:
- (literary, poetic) From which.
- (?): whither
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whence is invalid.
whenceが不正である。 - JM
Whence curlews take their flight!
秋の夕暮 - 斎藤和英大辞典
From where?―（古文体では）―（From） whence?
どこから - 斎藤和英大辞典