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  • Mr. Johnson made his last good-bys and gave his first order as President: "Now let's get airborne."

    The Day Kennedy Died

  • As the cattlemen passed Bill Wrenn and Morton, shouting affectionate good-bys in English or courteous Yiddish, Bill commented profanely to Morton on the fact that the solid stone floor of the great shed seemed to have enough sea-motion to

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • For some reason the seat had not been locked in its place, and when, after the good-bys, the coachman touched the horse it made a quick spring forward, and the back seat, with both passengers, described

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Monday mornings, upset stomachs, good-bys ... he blinks out at the misted sea, the horizon mantled in gray, palms gleaming in the rain, heavy and wet and very green.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Slothrop walks away, over the brow, into the wet Hafenplatz, sea-legs trying to balance rolling he's left behind, past booms and masts and strung tackle of derricks, past a crew on the night shift offloading the creaking lighters into wood wagons, bowed gray horses kissing the grassless stones ... good-bys in his pockets warming his empty hands ....

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Until that drinking game, and that scene with that Katje, and both the sudden good-bys.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Jopin was usually up by that hour, but maybe he didn't like good-bys either.

    Nine Princes In Amber

  • So we began our good-bys, which took a long while, and no more was said about it.

    The King Must Die

  • He shooed Jake and Helene gently through the door, murmuring good-bys to von Flanagan as they went.

    Knocked for a Loop

  • And with a chorus of good-bys the two started off toward the depot.

    Bob the Castaway


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