valediction

[ val-i-dik-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF valediction
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Sir John looked across at Lionel again—a glance of valediction.

It may now be read as my parting address and valediction, made to my friends.

And no doubt the poor girls heart jumped to the valediction.

"I never remember sich a evenin', my dear," was Mrs. Stitchley's valediction.

Cleve, forgetting any form of valediction, passed into the shop.

He was softened by a mood of valediction mingled with remorse.

He was well aware that the whole room had heard this valediction.

I gave him the usual Spanish valediction (Vaya usted con Dios), and saw no more of him.

This valediction was meant as prelude to a fresh appearance in a new disguise.

And just as Juggernaut uplifted his voice to pronounce a valediction, the disaster befel.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from past participle stem of Latin valedicere "bid farewell," from vale, imperative of valere "be well" (see valiant) + dicere "to say" (see diction).

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