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adieu -- (French)
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  • Adieu, mademoiselle!
  • Adieu, you old man, grey.
  • May you, in your just resentment, be able to forget the unworthy woman on whom you have wasted a most generous devotion—who avoids you only with a deeper shame than that with which she hurries from herself—and who writes this last adieu.

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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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