adieu

[ uh-doo, uh-dyoo; French a-dyœ ]SEE DEFINITION OF adieu

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I advise as a friend, you see, rather than command as a mother—So adieu, my love.

Adieu, dearest of friends; may the next gouty attack be more favourable!

Return—but not to bid her adieu—return to be hers for ever, and only hers.

I say, Frank, give Langley my love; don't wonder at it now, adieu!

Having got rid of my dear brother and his friends, I returned to make my adieu to my cousin.

"Poor man, he has to scrat now," said Mrs. Garth, regardless of Rotha's adieu.

There was quite a pause, neither side caring to utter the first adieu.

"At eleven o'clock," repeated Crochard, and waved his adieu.

Adieu, my dear sir; may God preserve you, and give you every good thing.

The miller laughed good-humouredly, and shook his hand in adieu. '

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant "I commend (you) to God," from a "to" (see ad) + dieu "God," from Latin deum, accusative of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.

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