Say goodbye, take leave of, as in It's beyond my bedtime, so I bid you all adieu, or I'll be glad to bid adieu to these crutches. French for “goodbye,” adieu literally means “to God” and was part of à dieu vous commant, “I commend you to God.” Adopted into English in the 1300s, it was first recorded in Chaucer's Troilus and Cressida (c. 1385). Today it is considered quite formal, although it also is used humorously.
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Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He lost his bid for a fourth term to George Pataki that year.
Get ready to bid farewell to the spitfire Bobby Bottleservice and big booty player Ref Jeff.
Another crowd moved west in an apparent bid to block the Holland Tunnel.
Sen. Mary Landrieu did everything she could Monday night to salvage the shards of her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
On estoit sur le poinct de faire tabagie ou convive solemnel sur son dernier adieu.
Here were the sources (in part) of the Po and of the Rhine, but I was rather in haste to bid the former good-bye.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Nor shall we do more hereafter if you do my pleasure now and give this Monsieur de Garnache the answer that I bid you.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Nor can he sell the property to himself, nor authorize any other person to bid and purchase for him either directly or indirectly.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The clerk went as he was bid, but stupified and stunned by the information he had received.