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adieu -- (French)
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • Many were the tears shed by them in their last adieus to a place so much beloved.
  • How cold, how composed were their last adieus!
  • For the present, adieu.
  • Marianne, few as had been her hours of comfort in London, and eager as she had long been to quit it, could not, when it came to the point, bid adieu to the house in which she had for the last time enjoyed those hopes, and that confidence, in Willoughby, which were now extinguished for ever, without great pain.

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  • Only adieu, mon plaisir, may we meet again.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • You can perhaps think it is a little thing, Stingo, but it is to permit someone to die without a farewell, an adieu, a single word of comfort or understanding that is so terrible to bear.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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