word of farewell

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Noun1.word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at partingword of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
bye-bye, cheerio, good day, goodby, good-by, goodbye, good-bye, sayonara, so long, adieu, adios, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bye - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
bon voyage, send-off - an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
good morning, morning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good afternoon, afternoon - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good night - a conventional expression of farewell
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This unhappy division begot an insupportable domestic bitterness, and when the offending son and brother left home with the avowed purpose of joining the Federal army not a hand was laid in his, not a word of farewell was spoken, not a good wish followed him out into the world whither he went to meet with such spirit as he might whatever fate awaited him.
Mrs Brooks had not been able to catch any word of farewell, temporary or otherwise, between her tenants at the door above.
With a word of farewell he touched the button which controlled the repulsive rays, and as the flier rose lightly into the air, the engine purred in answer to the touch of his finger upon a second button, the propellers whirred as his hand drew back the speed lever, and Carthoris, Prince of Helium, was off into the gorgeous Martian night beneath the hurtling moons and the million stars.
must he die without a glimpse of her, without an opportunity to give her one last kiss, or even to say one last word of farewell?
On the point of hurrying away, without a word of farewell, she remembered the laws of politeness as taught at the infant school--and dropped her little curtsey--and said, "Thank you, sir." That bitter sense of injury was still in Alban's mind as he looked after her.
"But - without a word of farewell. They could not insist upon her leaving you like that!
With an amiable word of farewell the Prince departed.
At the door Ruth permitted herself a word of farewell.