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 his; but at last the adieus were over, and all save Csar went back upon the quay.
A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis

And in little more than a month they were gone; adieus and preparations and all were over.
The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner

Dont indulge in adieus just here and now, Harold, but come with us to Woodburn.
Elsie and Her Loved Ones Martha Finley

They made their adieus and passed on down the shaded avenue on foot.
Stubble George Looms

The children make their adieus, Tommy reserving Dicky Browne for a last fond embrace.
April’s Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Mr. Wickham’s adieus were much more affectionate than his wife’s.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

Mr. Jelnik made his adieus, Boris offering each of us a polite paw.
A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler

Look at these two ‘adieus’—the one in the letter and this; they are the same—precisely the same.
Love Me Little, Love Me Long Charles Reade

She at once made her adieus to the company and hastened away as fast as she could.
The Tales of Mother Goose Charles Perrault

sentence substitute, noun (pl) adieus, adieux (əˈdjuːz; French) (adjø)
goodbye; farewell

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.


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