Usage examples for valedictory

  1. The granting of his licentiateship was not only assured, but he expected it to be the crowning act of his school- days, for he had been designated to deliver the valedictory at the graduation, and already he saw himself in the rostrum, before the whole faculty, the object of public attention. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  2. I was so frightened at having to deliver my valedictory that when I heard that sudden shout, 'Madge! – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  3. If you say another word about that old valedictory, I shall never forgive you! – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  4. Remember, we shall expect a valedictory ode in the next number of the Croppy. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  5. Without evincing any inclination to come in again, he there delivered his valedictory remarks. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  6. Jawster Sharp thought at one time that sheer necessity would give him another chance still; but even Rigby was preferable to Jawster Sharp, who, finding it would not do, published his long- prepared valedictory address, in which he told his constituents, that having long sacrificed his health to their interests, he was now obliged to retire into the bosom of his family. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. Generally speaking, the book claims to be the valedictory address of Moses to Israel. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  8. Recognition of services faithfully done is an endless task; but Mr. Punch is glad to print the valedictory tribute of one of the boys in blue to a V. A. D.- a class that has come in for much undeserved criticism. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  9. " My beliefs can matter nothing," he compromised, and made her a valedictory bow. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  10. A Latin valedictory oration by one of the Masters succeeded, and the exercises concluded with a prayer by the President. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. But Doctor Dudley finally declined to remove, much to the mortification of Doctor Caldwell, who, in his last valedictory to the graduates of 1837, indulged in a very bitter impersonal- personal tirade against deception and mendacity, aimed at Doctor Dudley- not saying openly to his colleague " thou art the man"- but hoping " the cap would fit him" and find its place. – The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University by Robert Peter
  12. I can't tell you what he meant, and he had no voice to waste on explanations; I only give poor dear Jim's valedictory sentences as they fell from his white and trembling lips. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  13. As her brother- in- law pushed out a valedictory hand, she noticed a shirt- cuff that had the grime of days upon it. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  14. And with his fast ebbing breath he breathed his valedictory, fixing his stony eyes upon Pascherette as upon his deity. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  15. Another from Williams writes: " Such a man is making a rush, and to this we often add- for the Valedictory." – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  16. Oh, that was only because it was the valedictory. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  17. But the most touching valedictory was that from Champigny, who after many differences had become Frontenac's friend. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  18. There he wrote that valedictory letter to Gertrude which is given at the end of the last chapter. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  19. You know it is nothing, mother, she said; he only came to bring back my valedictory. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman