I did as she bade me, and left her there when the maid came in.
Yanukovych bade them farewell and relinquished his right to state guards.
He said he would do what the Czar bade him, but that his wife should suffer for it all her life.
Then he put his arms around me in Russian fashion and bade me go.
Dr. Scarth bade them farewell and returned to Scarsdale by the last train.
I bade him produce them, and invited the stranger to share our impromptu lunch.
Nevertheless he reverently greeted the friar and bade him be seated.
Summoning one of her servants, she bade him go and rescue the stranger, and bring him to her.
Then they called Superstition, and bade him look upon the prisoner.
When everything was ready, he bade them farewell, and started merrily on his way.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.