Origin of whence
Examples from the Web for whence
And where was this magical land of Khorasan, whence the conquerors would come?
Then the man got dressed, got back on his bicycle and rode off from whence he came.Jamie Lee Curtis and Naomi Foner on What It Means to Be ‘Very Good Girls’|Jamie Lee Curtis|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is no longer exclusively the domain of “the ghetto” from whence it came.‘Because the Internet’ Review: Childish Gambino Is Hip-Hop’s Perennial Outsider|Rawiya Kameir|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Egyptians leave the country to seek work elsewhere, whence they can send remittances home.
So, like a good troll, please go back under the bridge from whence you came.
Gallus told him and he vanished through the curtains, whence he returned presently, beckoning them to advance.Pearl-Maiden|H. Rider Haggard
And she perceived that he was much abashed, and so asked him a second time, "Tell me whence you come."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
It was, besides, so easy to get rid of the exiles of Valencay by sending them back to the place from whence they had been brought!Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The exact nature of the various missiles and the direction from whence they came were of course unknown to us.The Blocking of Zeebrugge|Alfred F. B. Carpenter
She gestured toward the lower caves, whence the sounds of smithy-work and other toil drifted upward.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England