farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
- Sometimes good·by, good-by .
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How to use goodbye in a sentence
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When the lodge excursion train had passed on toward the convention city, I hopped a freight and bade Comrade Bannerman goodby.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
I nodded a goodby, and settled down for my long row, a good deal longer this time on account of the ebb.The Rise of Roscoe Paine | Joseph C. Lincoln
There wives and sweethearts said goodby to the men who went “down to the sea in ships.”The Mentor: Holland, v. 2, Num. 6, Serial No. 58 | Dwight Elmendorf
Agnar bade goodby to Frigga and to Odin, thanking them for the care they had taken of Geirrod and himself.The Children of Odin | Padraic Colum
The young woman laughed; Clematis dried her tears, and Jim Cunneen waved his hand and said goodby.Clematis | Bertha B. Cobb
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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