from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express an acknowledgment of parting.
- n. An acknowledgment at parting, especially by saying "goodbye.”
- n. An act of parting or leave-taking: many sad goodbyes.
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- interj. farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker or writer or person addressed is departing.
- n. An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a farewell remark
Drop points here, though, and the Frenchman can kiss the title goodbye on both cheeks.
The absence of a comma is intentional; the Gunners can kiss the title goodbye
In The Cherry Orchard, the goodbye is at first uncertain, but later definite, and for Lyuba, it is a terminal goodbye.
Refusing to use the word "goodbye", she released a new e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org to her fans so that they will stay in touch.
Ray's touching "goodbye" is a must-read, as is Mark's tribute at Toulouse St. Labels: ashley morris, oyster posted by oyster @ 12: 04 PM
The scene where they say goodbye is really touching.
We can stick with the old ways and watch as the rest of the world waves goodbye from a bullet train.
I agree ... saying goodbye is hard and I spend the last few days just wanting to hold GI Joe and he spends them wanting to quadruple check everything.
To me, goodbye is entirely more gut wrenching than the waiting.
I only know I dread goodbyes; my stomach even knots up the day before when I know a major goodbye is looming.