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From where +‎ on.

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whereon (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) On which, on what.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Joshua 14:9:
      And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet haue troden, shall be thine inheritance, and thy childrens for euer, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God.
    • 1816, Robert Southey, Roderick: The Last of the Goths, page 119:
      Florinda sate / Beholding Roderick with fixed eyes intent, / Yet unregardant of the countenance / Whereon they dwelt; in other thoughts absorbed, []
    • c. 19th century, author unknown, Black Is the Color (of My True Love's Hair)
      But Black is the colour of my true love's hair.
      His face is like some rosy fair,
      The prettiest face and the neatest hands,
      I love the ground whereon he stands.

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Here-, there-, and where- words

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