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Definition a farewell remark (an alternative to goodbye)
  • Smile the while You kiss me sad adieu....
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The horse was whipped up and the cab rattled off along the quay amid a chorus of laughter and adieus.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Only adieu, mon plaisir, may we meet again.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "Chemistry, my crucible," he murmurs, sitting up and bidding Caroline a brief adieu.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Adieu; God keep thee from being an object of pity to anyone.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • With many adieus and good wishes, Mr. Fagin went his way.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • 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
  • —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
  • She was a really generous girl, and allowed no further bitterness to mar their adieux.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Adieu till then; then fail not.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • SIR P: Nay, And you be such a one, I must bid adieu To your delights.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • Sir, I must bid you adieu.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • 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
  • And there was a last "adieu" divided into two words!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Doubt not, my lord, I'll play the orator As if the golden fee for which I plead Were for myself: and so, my lord, adieu.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Pray make my excuses and adieus to her.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • She stood on one side whilst he jumped on to Sultan's back, then, as he galloped out of the gates, she waved him a final "Adieu."
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • And so adieu, good madam; never more Will I my master's tears to you deplore.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • I am glad of your departure: adieu, good Monsieur Melancholy.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • 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

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