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adieu
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition a farewell remark (an alternative to goodbye)
  • We bade adieu to Mrs. Steerforth and Miss Dartle, with many thanks on my part, and much kindness on the devoted mother's.
    Chapters 19-21 (63% in)
  • 'In bidding adieu to the modern Babylon, where we have undergone many vicissitudes, I trust not ignobly, Mrs. Micawber and myself cannot disguise from our minds that we part, it may be for years and it may be for ever, with an individual linked by strong associations to the altar of our domestic life.
    Chapters 34-36 (85% in)
  • It was still on her mind when I bade her adieu; and she said to me, in her pretty coaxing way — as if I were a doll, I used to think: 'Now don't get up at five o'clock, you naughty boy.
    Chapters 37-39 (17% in)

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