until we see each other again; goodbye for the present.
Tracy McNicoll on how Francois Hollande said au revoir to former president Sarkozy.
François Hollande Sworn in as French President Tracy McNicoll May 14, 2012
The doctors grinned sardonic disgust; intimated that a serious danger was threatening society, and hinted an au revoir.
My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum Herman Charles Merivale
“Princesse, au revoir,” cried he, stumbling with his tongue as well as with his feet.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
In Waterloo Station once more, the station in which he had said so many “good-byes,” we said au revoir again.
Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
au revoir, Beauche; I’ll keep the best palace in Moscow for you!
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Comrades said good-bye when it would have been more cheering to have said au revoir.
Impressions of a War Correspondent George Lynch
She is going to the coast for the season, and I called to-night to say au revoir.
A Breath of Prairie and other stories Will Lillibridge
“au revoir, gentlemen,” said the devil Mercurius; and once more fixed his tail round the neck of his disappointed companion.
The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
“‘Say au revoir, but not good-by,’” sang Miss Sherborne sentimentally.
Cap’n Warren’s Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
How can I say au revoir briefly when there is so much more to tell?
A Truthful Woman in Southern California Kate Sanborn
1690s, French, literally “to the seeing again.” From revoir (12c.), from Latin revidere.
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a cry used to encourage a hawk to fly.
American Unitarian Association. Historical Examples The dehortative and cautionary particles kaua, aua, kei, belong strictly to the imperative. Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition) Robert Maunsell For directing the sledge the following words are used: aua, aua! The Central Eskimo Franz Boas Ear, ochtauakay (ch guttural; aua separated; kay German, with the rest […]
a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone. Historical Examples After all, that “aubade Provenale” was just the melodious story of the woods in spring. The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt Sweet as any aubade of the olden time, under olive and ilex, is it not? A Speckled Bird […]
n. 1727, from French aubaine (12c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin Albanus, but the sense is obscure. Klein suggests Frankish *alibanus, literally “belonging to another ban.” A right of French kings, whereby they claimed the property of every non-naturalized stranger who died in their realm. Abolished 1819. Historical Examples Madame aubain resigned herself […]