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
I hear some noise within: dear love, adieu!
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
Take pains; be perfect; adieu.
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
"Adieu, adieu, dearest Edmond!" cried Mercedes, stretching out her arms to him from the balcony.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
I say, To buy his favour, I extend this friendship; If he will take it, so; if not, adieu; And, for my love, I pray you wrong me not.
William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
With many adieus and good wishes, Mr. Fagin went his way.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
He bade adieu to Phileas Fogg, wishing him all success, and expressing the hope that he would come that way again in a less original but more profitable fashion.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
Well, may you see things well done there,—adieu!
William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
"Adieu!" from Defarge.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
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From his home he had gone to the seminary to bid adieu to many schoolmates.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
Our adieux were limited to a hasty bow, and then I pushed forward, trusting to my own resources; for the porter’s lodge is untenanted as yet.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
A few last words and tears, a few simple adieus and blessings, and clasping her wondering and affrighted child in her arms, she glided noiselessly away.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The horse was whipped up and the cab rattled off along the quay amid a chorus of laughter and adieus.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
The glowworm shows the matin to be near, And ’gins to pale his uneffectual fire: Adieu, adieu!
William Shakespeare -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
All was now ready, and warning my wife that we might find it necessary to remain all night on the vessel, we tenderly bade adieu and embarked.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
She could wait there until Ashley finished his adieux and then call to him when he came into the house.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Pray make my excuses and adieus to her.
Jane Austen -- Emma
Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu.
William Shakespeare -- The Taming of the Shrew
— Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu; He’ll shape his old course in a country new.
William Shakespeare -- King Lear
It was then I called to mind, the good advice of my father; how easy and comfortable was a middle state of life; and I firmly resolved, if it pleased God to set me on dry land once more, I would return to my parents, implore their forgiveness, and bid a final adieu to my wandering inclinations.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
She had a new way of fingering a wine-glass, of exchanging an adieu, a new way of entering a door that told everything.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Bidding her neck and hands adieu miss Douce —Those things only bring out a rash, replied, reseated.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
In that case, adieu.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
"Chemistry, my crucible," he murmurs, sitting up and bidding Caroline a brief adieu.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
In the autumn the leaves flamed and rattled before the west winds, tempering their sad adieu with glory.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
We bade adieu to Mrs. Steerforth and Miss Dartle, with many thanks on my part, and much kindness on the devoted mother’s.
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
And so adieu, good madam; never more Will I my master’s tears to you deplore.
William Shakespeare -- Twelfth Night
Many were the tears shed by them in their last adieus to a place so much beloved.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
Smile the while You kiss me sad adieu….
Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The woman made her grateful adieux and started away with her pig; and when the constable opened the door for her, he followed her out into the narrow hall.
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
Contempt, farewell! and maiden pride, adieu!
William Shakespeare -- Much Ado About Nothing
I am glad of your departure: adieu, good Monsieur Melancholy.
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
—Good morning, everybody, said Stephen, smiling and kissing the tips of his fingers in adieu.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Deo searched his dictionary for English equivalents to adieu.
Tracy Kidder -- Strength in What Remains
ESTRAGON: Then adieu.
Samuel Beckett -- Waiting for Godot
Sweet Valentine, adieu!
William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
On the second morning thereafter, Phoebe might have been seen, in her straw bonnet, with a shawl on one arm and a little carpet-bag on the other, bidding adieu to Hepzibah and Cousin Clifford.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
After Mrs. Sedley had taken an hysterical adieu of her daughter, the pair went off to the carriage.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
He had bidden her adieu for two days, which were, so he stated, to be spent at Bath in visiting some friends.
Thomas Hardy -- Far from the Madding Crowd
Jude’s face became so full of complicated glooms that hers was agitated in sympathy as she bade him adieu through the carriage window.
Thomas Hardy -- Jude the Obscure
Good sir, adieu.
William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
My love! my native land, adieu For I must cross the main, My dear, For I must cross the main.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Deerslayer
She was keeping up well to the last—but as she turned back from waving her adieux over the side, Lily said to herself that the mask must drop and the soul of fear look out.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
He thought the adieux of Montague and Ada Dyas as fine as anything he had ever seen Croisette and Bressant do in Paris, or Madge Robertson and Kendal in London; in its reticence, its dumb sorrow, it moved him more than the most famous histrionic outpourings.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
With undoubting decision she directly began her adieus; and Edmund began at the same time to recollect that his mother had been inquiring for her, and that he had walked down to the Parsonage on purpose to bring her back.
Jane Austen -- Mansfield Park
Impatient for the realization of all that he hoped at home, his adieus were not long; and they would have been yet shorter, had he not been frequently detained by the urgent entreaties of his fair one that he would go.
Jane Austen -- Northanger Abbey
Even while we were lost in the silent and deep preoccupation of our love and belonged more closely than ever we had to one another, my soul bid adieu to Maria, and took leave of all that she had meant to me.
Hermann Hesse -- Steppenwolf
Sir, I must bid you adieu.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
With these hasty adieux, Nicholas mounted nimbly to his seat, and waved his hand as gallantly as if his heart went with it.