say farewell


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Verb1.say farewell - say good-bye or bid farewell
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
usher out, dismiss - end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; "I was dismissed after I gave my report"
welcome, receive - bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
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Sara Ray had vowed tearfully the night before that she would be up in the morning to say farewell. But at this juncture Judy Pineau appeared to say that Sara, with her usual luck, had a sore throat, and that her mother consequently would not permit her to come.
"Dear Fairy, the fairest flowers have cheered me with their sweet breath, fresh dew and fragrant leaves have been ever ready for me, gentle hands to tend, kindly hearts to love; and for this I can only thank you and say farewell."
"Nothing in the world is more certain than that I must say farewell to you and all of my good friends here.
In was Margaret, More's beloved daughter, who, fearing that never again she might see her father, thus came in the open street to say farewell. She clung to him and kissed him in sight of all again and again, but no word could she say save, "Oh, my father!
how it hurts me to recall the mournful gatherings before our departure, and to recall how bitterly I wept when the time came for us to say farewell to all that I had held so dear!
I think, dear," he added, bending over her to say farewell, "that you should have been the man!"
He was permitted to say farewell to his weeping family, and was then marched away into the darkness which swallowed him up forever.
Anne and Gilbert were alone in it to say farewell. Leslie and Susan and Little Jem had gone to the Glen with the last load of furniture.
If you cannot see me without tormenting me as you have lately done, I would gladly say farewell and never see you more.'
But we must say farewell, Edmond, and let us part."
Unless you do something speedily to put an end to this continual plundering, I must say farewell. As yet I have sustained no loss; thanks to the precautions which you have slighted; but my property is too unsafe here; my turn will come next; I and my people will share the contempt you are bringing upon yourselves, and will be thought, like you, poor-spirited beings, who may at any time be plundered with impunity."
Dinah looked as if she did not see Adam, and fixed her eyes on Seth's face, saying with calm kindness, "I won't say farewell. I shall see you again when you come from work.