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From Middle English therfrom, þærfrom, þarvram (also as ther-fro, þer-fro, þarfra), equivalent to there +‎ from. Cognate with Danish derfra, Swedish därifrån, Norwegian Bokmål derfra, Norwegian Nynorsk derifrå, derfrå, Icelandic þarfrá. Compare Saterland Frisian deerfon, West Frisian dêrfan, Dutch daarvan, German Low German daarvan, German davon.

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therefrom (not comparable)

  1. (formal) From that.
    Synonym: thence
    • 1850, T. S. Arthur, “Seed Time and Harvest”, in Sketches of Life and Character[1], Philadelphia: J. W. Bradley, →OCLC, page 130:
      No man ever deliberately does injury to another without himself suffering therefrom, at some future day, as much as the party he has injured; although it may be after a different fashion.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, edited by Sally Krimmer and Alan Lawson, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 195:
      Therefrom Boshy's saving propensities, being but the idiosyncrasies of the rich, were mercifully endured and spoken of by Mr. Civil.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter I, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, →OCLC:
      Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy [] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.
    • 1923, H. P. Lovecraft, Hypnos:
      Death is merciful, for there is no return therefrom

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Here-, there-, and where- words

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