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248. Farewell

  1. Auld Lang Syne closing song of New Years Eve. [Music: Leach, 91]
  2. extreme unction (last rites ) anointing at the hour of death, sacrament of Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church. [Christianity: NCE, 689]
  3. gold watch token of gratitude often bestowed on retiring employee after years of service. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  4. golden handshake token of gratitude bestowed on retiring employee after years of service. [Br. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  5. kiss of death gangsters farewell ritual before murdering victim. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
  6. Last Hurrah, The portrays epitome of a politicians goodbye. [Am. Lit.: The Last Hurrah ]
  7. Last Supper Christs final dinner with disciples before crucifixion. [N.T.: Matthew 26:2629; Mark 14:2225; Luke 22:1420]
  8. MacArthurs goodbye Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 528]
  9. Michaelmas daisy traditional symbol of farewell. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 407]

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fare·well / ferˈwel/ • interj. used to express good wishes on parting: farewell, Albert! • n. an act of parting or of marking someone's departure: the dinner had been arranged as a farewell. ∎  parting good wishes: he had come on the pretext of bidding her farewell I bade him a fond farewell.

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