Rush entered the reception office, sent in his name and was bidden to enter.
So far from entreating him to remain with her, she had bidden him go where his duty led him.
The face of the last was not visible, propped upon the arms which rested on the knees, and bidden by the hands.
The day for the wedding was chosen, and all their friends and neighbours were bidden to the feast.
Each small boy was lifted, bidden to shut his eyes and mouth, then plunged downward into a barrel of some cold slippery stuff.
Even Loyseleur228 was overcome by his remorse, and was bidden to leave Rouen.
It was easy to divine a meaning in this, for if the king had bidden that no man should speak to me he would be obeyed.
Meg said she would not have bidden at Shuldham one day longer than she was forced.
He was ushered into a large empty room, and bidden to stand in a corner of it.
Myron, though in extreme unwillingness, did as he was bidden.
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.