from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simplified spelling of farewell.


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  • When she was gone I recollected that I had not read the letter, therefore eagerly took it up to look for her present abode; but how shall I tell you my distraction upon finding she had carefully concealed it, and had written a kind of farewel! her date simply London.

    Vicissitudes in Genteel Life

  • There is no feeling in nature so painful as bidding farewel to those whose society has constituted all the joy of life.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Tender and affecting was the parting between the mother and daughter, as Matilda, with tears of filial affection, bade her farewel.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Inexorable as you have proved to the fervency and sincerity of my vows, refuse me not, too cruel Anna, the solitary consolation of bidding you farewel!

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Remembrance frequently gave her his parting look and the tones of his voice, when he had bade her a last farewel; and, some accidental associations now recalling these circumstances to her fancy, with peculiar energy, she shed bitter tears to the recollection.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Having carefully observed the horsemen, conversed awhile with the cavaliers, and bidden them farewel, the band wheeled round the court, and, led by Verezzi, issued forth under the portcullis; Montoni following to the portal, and gazing after them for some time.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • From her window she gazed upon the garden below, shewn faintly by the moon, rising over the tops of the palm-trees, and, at length, the calm beauty of the night increased a desire of indulging the mournful sweetness of bidding farewel to the beloved shades of her childhood, till she was tempted to descend.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • When she was alone, unable to sleep, the landscapes of her native home, with Valancourt, and the circumstances of her departure, haunted her fancy; she drew pictures of social happiness amidst the grand simplicity of nature, such as she feared she had bade farewel to for ever; and then, the idea of this young

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Emily remained at his grave, till a chime, that called the monks to early prayers, warned her to retire; then, she wept over it a last farewel, and forced herself from the spot.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • “We can wait no longer,” said the guard, and again drew Paulo away, who looking piteously after Vivaldi, alternately repeated, Farewel, dear maestro! farewel dear, dear maestro!” and “What did I demand to be brought here for?

    The Italian


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