"Adieu, ’graceful consort,’ " said Stephen, buttoning his coat across when he had done singing, and smiling down from his tall height, with the air of rather a patronizing lover, at the little lady on the music-stool.
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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.