farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
- Sometimes good·by, good-by .
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How to use goodbye in a sentence
“Good bye boys, I die a true American,” were his last words, according to the headstone.
They were calling out to family and friends, asking if there was anything that could be done, and in some cases, saying good-bye.
T-Model Ford, 93 He took up the guitar after his fifth wife left him (she gave him the guitar as a good-bye present).
Khodafez,” said the American, which is Persian for good-bye or, more accurately, “God be with you.
I think you should say good morning to me, and good bye, because one, I take offense to being called that.Kate Suicide Nurse Hoax Station in New Row With British Chef | Tom Sykes | January 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
"Yes," said Punch, lifted up in his father's arms to wave good-bye.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Good-bye, then, Miss Warrender; parting is such sweet sorrow, I e'en could say good-bye until to-morrow.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
You had better go to him, Dolly, and bid him good bye, before he takes the team to the field.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
He then bade her good-bye, with the promise of coming again before he went to the front.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for goodbye
farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
a leave-taking; parting: they prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes
a farewell: they said goodbyes to each other
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