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Definitions of farewell

  1. an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
  2. the act of departing politely; " he disliked long farewells"; " he took his leave"; " parting is such sweet sorrow"
  3. of a speech expressing leave- taking; " a valedictory address"
  4. Go well; good- by; adieu; -- originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell.
  5. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good- by; adieu.
  6. Act of departure; leave- taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
  7. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
  8. Go well; good- by; adieu; - originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well.
  9. May you fare well or prosper; good- by.
  10. Nothing or accompanying a parting.
  11. An adieu.
  12. May you fare well! an affectionate prayer for safety or success.
  13. Well- wishing at parting; the act of departure.
  14. Parting; final.
  15. A salute at parting; taking leave.
  16. Expressing a good wish at parting.
  17. Bidding adieu.
  18. May you fare well; originally applied to a person departing, but now both to those who depart and those who remain.
  19. Adien; final adien.
  20. A kind wish or wish of happiness at parting; an adieu.
  21. Leave- taking, as farewell wishes.
  22. Good- bye; adieu.
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Quotes of farewell

  1. It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs -Elysees. – Lance Armstrong
  2. Don't be dismayed by good -byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach
  3. Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  4. Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing. – Richard Parks Bland
  5. On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. – Nellie Bly
  6. Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling. – Geezer Butler
  7. Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left. – Robert Byrne
  8. Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings. – Donald Cargill
  9. The farewell between Hitler and Mussolini at the station was very affectionate. Both men were moved. – Galeazzo Ciano
  10. Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development- an insight came from that book. – Robert Reed
  11. Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – J. R. R. Tolkien
  12. A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview. – Donald E. Westlake

Usage examples for farewell

  1. I beg you to kiss me, you and Hippolytus, for this will be the last farewell I shall have from you." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. All of you now, farewell – Erotica Romana by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  3. Farewell dear friend, husband of the woman that is in me! – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  4. Farewell to you, our stay and support! – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  5. Farewell my own sweet love. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  6. If Horam is false, farewell my life. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  7. Again I bid you an affectionate farewell – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  8. " Farewell brother," he says, approaching him, as he sits there motionless. – The Silent Mill by Hermann Sudermann
  9. Lauretta kissed his hand, and said a farewell which the padre and Antonino might have divided between them. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  10. There we halted and turned to take farewell of the Holy City. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  11. Farewell and remember me." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Farewell sorrow, and grief, and suffering! – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. " Farewell until to- morrow evening," said Wilfrid. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  14. At last he sat down and wrote two farewell letters, one to Herr von Osternau, the other to Herr Storting. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  15. And so we bed you farewell – The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
  16. Farewell then; I can be no friend to a coward. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  17. Without one word or sign of farewell he suddenly rushed by her, and was gone. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. And this ain't a real farewell anyhow. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  19. It was a very wonderful thing that he, Christina Thayer's Mr. Shubrick, should have come to help this little family in its need; it was very astonishing that he should be there even then, waiting on Dolly Copley's sick father; let her be satisfied with this so unexpected good, and bid him farewell as easily as she had bid him welcome. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. You will not hear of me after this night, And thus I say farewell – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie

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