Synonyms for riddance

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But it is for you to accept or reject what I propose as the riddance of this curse to your community.

One step is a riddance of all the servants; I wonder how many you can do with.

Dan'l, I'd better go into the house, and die and be a riddance!'

Riddance from it was only a dim hope, the remotest of possibilities.

He was well rid of it all, since in the riddance the doors of his prison-house were unlocked.

These were the aggravations of the original idea of riddance, of checking crime by the absolute removal of the offender.

From the eyes of the world I have already disappeared; and nothing hinders the riddance of me now.

But she did not dress the part very vigorously, and report soon accepted the husband as a bad lot and a riddance.

His be-whiskered friend did not put in an appearance and Kirtley congratulated himself on the riddance.

It was a hard blow to native superstitions, but the riddance soon came to be acquiesced in.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from rid + -ance. Good riddance, "a welcome relief from unpleasant company or an embarrassing connection" attested from 1650s (fair riddance in same sense from 1610s).

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nounforcible eviction
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