from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of salutation. See good day, etc., under good.
  • n. Same as godendag.


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  • At two o'clock he bade me good-day, complimented me upon the amount that I had written, and locked the door of the office after me.

    Sole Music

  • I nodded and said I would see him at sunrise, sharp, bade them a courteous good-day and rode back to Independence without more ado-I know when to play the man of few words myself, you see.


  • I bade him a civil good-day and sauntered down into the street, and he simply followed a few paces behind as I strolled to the river and back for breakfast.


  • The man domiciled there and the passer-by were forced to bid each other good-day, greatly to the regret of both.

    Les Miserables

  • It is sweet to be among living people who bid each other ‘good-day,’ who call to each other in the garden.

    Les Miserables

  • I approached the Man of the House and gave him good-day.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Once when some one was in a fury of indignation because he had bidden a passer-by good-day and the salutation was not returned,


  • I know to bid a hasty good-day and cross the street.

    Having Faith in Delaware

  • But the ruffians hanging about soon learnt my errand, and would draw back, touch their caps, move anything out of my way, and give me a kind good-day as I passed, or show me to any door that I was not sure of.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • The native gave me a good-day in Kaffir, then begged for tobacco or a handful of mealie-meal.

    Prester John


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