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  • n. Plural form of valediction.


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  • Amidst the laudatory valedictions his conversion to Roman Catholicism late in life was seemingly lost.

    The Education of E. F. Schumacher

  • She gave him her brightest professional smile and one of her standard valedictions.

    Scales of Justice

  • Our first stage was by steam on the Danube to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria; and we took our departure from Nussdorf amid the valedictions and kisses of some thirty male friends, each of whom saluted us thrice — on each cheek, and on the lips, for this is the true German fashion, and may not be slighted or avoided.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • A fresh supply of pill-boxes was brought in from the Bursary; a new distribution was hastily made and, to the sound of the Voice's richly affectionate, baritone valedictions, the twins dispersed, blubbering as though their hearts would break.

    Brave New World

  • Tatho entered, I at his heels; the others halted, sending valedictions from the threshold; and the valves of the door clanged on the lock behind us.

    The Lost Continent

  • He was true to his word, and five minutes later we were shoving off from the ship's side amid the valedictions of my hosts.

    A Bid for Fortune or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta

  • He came charged with one of the long solemn discourses which parents were wont to bestow on their children as valedictions, but when Aurelia, in her camlet riding cloak and hood, brought her tear-stained face to crave his blessing, he could only utter broken fragments.

    Love and Life An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume

  • He made his valedictions to the stage a mere three months before he died, in 1870, at the age of 58 though looking 20 years older: "From these garish lights I vanish forevermore, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful, affectionate farewell." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • General valedictions were exchanged, the landlord bowed, and we moved off for the forest.

    Autobiographical Sketches

  • These repeated benedictions, which stand for valedictions, speak Paul loth to part.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)


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