the act of leaving or departing; farewell.
As Sarah Palin prepares to bid Alaska adieu, liberals should hope that she runs for president in 2012.
Run, Sarah, Run! Michelle Goldberg July 22, 2009
But, when Hal is busted for running a Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme, Augie gets wiped out, and Ginger bids him adieu.
Andrew Dice Clay on ‘Blue Jasmine,’ His Alleged Misogyny, and More Marlow Stern July 24, 2013
The shingle recently bid its co-founder and CEO James Schamus adieu, replacing him with FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel.
With Charlie Hunnam Out, Who Will Play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey?’ Marlow Stern October 12, 2013
adieu, most distinguished sir, deserving in many ways of my hearty reverence.
Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4) Jules Bonnet
Return—but not to bid her adieu—return to be hers for ever, and only hers.
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
And as we shall see Doodles no more,—or almost no more,—we will now bid him adieu civilly.
The Claverings Anthony Trollope
I say, Frank, give Langley my love; don’t wonder at it now, adieu!
Graham’s Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848 Various
adieu—Yorkshire arrived in town very gratefull and not entirely dislocated.
Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) Edward Gibbon
adieu, my dear sir; may God preserve you, and give you every good thing.
Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
The girl took the note, bade Chrubin adieu and ran off toward Montfermeil.
The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX) Charles Paul de Kock
sentence substitute, noun (pl) adieus, adieux (əˈdjuːz; French) (adjø)
late 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant “I commend (you) to God,” from a “to” (see ad) + dieu “God,” from Latin deum, accusative of deus “god,” from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.
goodbye; farewell. the act of leaving or departing; farewell. Contemporary Examples After the usual last six weeks of intensive summer training, my adieus were to be quick and painless; I would make sure of it. How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay Kathleen Kingsbury October 24, 2009 Historical Examples There were other partings than […]
goodbye; farewell. the act of leaving or departing; farewell. Historical Examples They had gone about six miles from the Fort when she reined in and waited for the others to come up, then made her adieux. The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed They made their adieux, and the schoolmaster, opening his door, peered out. The […]
a river in N Italy, flowing SE to the Adriatic Sea. 220 miles (354 km) long. Historical Examples Two months more passed, and the Austrians for the third time appeared on the Adige. History of Modern Europe 1972-1878 C. A. Fyffe Happily for her, he had turned these to other roads than the Lung’ Adige. […]