a rousing send-off

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a rousing send-off

A lively and enthusiastic farewell celebration thrown in honor of someone who is leaving someplace behind and/or setting off on a new endeavor. The night before I flew to America, the entire town came out to give me a rousing send-off at the local pub.
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A crowd estimated at 2,000 braved the sweltering conditions yesterday afternoon to give the Bruins a rousing sendoff to Vancouver, where they will open the best-of seven NHL championship series against the Canucks tomorrow night at Rogers Arena - a full eight months after the season opener.
ONE FOR THE POT: Honley Junior School children give popular dinner lady Christine Blacker a rousing sendoff on her retirement from the school Picture by Peter Cottle (PC150908Cblacker-01)
A COVENTRY district nurse was given a rousing sendoff by friends and colleagues when she retired after more than 30 years in the caring business.
Reeves, in a show of respect for the team's older players, asked that Pro Bowlers and 10-year veterans be allowed to leave the chartered jet first when it arrived about 20 minutes late at Miami International Airport after a rousing sendoff in Atlanta.