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  • interj. Alternative spelling of goodbye.
  • n. Alternative spelling of goodbye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under by, prep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • God be with you: originally a pious form of valediction, used in its full significance, but now a mere conventional formula without meaning, used at parting.
  • Synonyms Adieu, Farewell, etc. See adieu.
  • n. A farewell: as, to say or bid good-by; to utter a hearty good-by; when the good-bys were said.
  • Valedictory; parting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a farewell remark
  • n. a farewell remark


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  • Having read of his sailing in the morning papers, Bernard Higginbotham, Gertrude, and all the family came to say good-by, as did Hermann von Schmidt and Marian.

    Chapter 46

  • "Found your valley of the moon yet?" the writer's wife asked, as they were saying good-by.


  • An 'ye cried in me arms an' wuddent kiss yer old Matt good-by.


  • I want to say good-by and tell her that she must think of the boy and not wait till I'm dead.


  • By sunset this exchange of boats was made, and we said good-by to our Greek, who perforce had to go into Benicia and be locked up for his own violation of the law.


  • How are ye? '— and you say, ` Is that my good husband?' — and I say ` Yes, '— and you say, ` No can bake good bread, no more soda,' — then say, ` Look in cache, under flour; good-by. '


  • Graham started over to her to murmur perfunctory regrets and good-by.


  • They bade good-by to Frona and St. Vincent and went off disputing under the stars in the direction of the Opera House.

    CHAPTER 18

  • Old Pat, resolutely adhering to his decision, said good-by at the cabin.

    Chapter II

  • The guess is that the Dept. of State has decided that they were there before Hill got there and they will still be there when Hill is gone, if Hill want it, my way or the highway, their more than willing to wave good-by and good-luck, let us know how it all works out.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

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