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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEND-OFF

She smiled tenderly at the send-off, but "Addio, Annina, addio!"

"Maybe he will give us a send-off to the coach," suggested Tom.

The three regiments in garrison sent their bands to help our send-off.

All they know is that the newspapers have given your other story a send-off.

"Still there's a different kind of a send-off to her, I was going to say," said Elmer.

The crew gave them a cheer for a send-off, and received as loud a salute in return.

One of our students enlisted to-day, and they're givin' him a send-off.

I might have known they'd have given her a send-off on her way to the States.

What could have been more genial than her send-off, three weeks ago?

He followed her to the foot of the stairs, to endorse the cordiality of his send-off.

WORD ORIGIN

"a farewell" (especially a funeral), 1872, from verbal phrase (attested by 1660s), from send (v.) + off (adv.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEND-OFF

bon voyage

interjectionhave a nice trip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.