bid adieu to

bid adieu to (someone or something)

1. To say goodbye to someone or something. "Adieu" is a French valediction that literally means "to God." Because I had a train to catch, I had to bid adieu to them quite early in the evening, unfortunately. It was hard to bid adieu to college, but I knew deep down that it was time to move on.
2. To part with something, such as a possession. It's time for you to bid adieu to these ratty old t-shirts.
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bid adieu to someone or something

Cliché to say good-bye to someone or something. (The word adieu is French for good-bye and should not be confused with ado.) Now it's time to bid adieu to all of you gathered here. He silently bid adieu to his favorite hat as the wind carried it down the street.
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References in classic literature ?
Marianne, few as had been her hours of comfort in London, and eager as she had long been to quit it, could not, when it came to the point, bid adieu to the house in which she had for the last time enjoyed those hopes, and that confidence, in Willoughby, which were now extinguished for ever, without great pain.
I may say that it was with no regret that we bid adieu to Tigerland, as we rechristened the ancient Devon, and, beating out into the Channel, turned the launch's nose southeast, to round Bolt Head and continue up the coast toward the Strait of Dover and the North Sea.
From his home he had gone to the seminary to bid adieu to many schoolmates.
For as the swift monster drags you deeper and deeper into the frantic shoal, you bid adieu to circumspect life and only exist in a delirious throb.
Doctor Who BBC1, 8pm DRAMA It's been a cracking series but it's time to bid adieu to Peter Capaldi's Doctor.
After the killing, Saurav ran around the ground with the gun in his hand and bid adieu to everyone.
GISELE BUNDCHEN, above bid adieu to the catwalk, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo.
As many as 52 senators are on the way to bid adieu to senate following their retirement on March, 18 and all the parties have started mulling over the names to pick candidates of their choice for upcoming electoral bout.
It is almost time to bid adieu to summer and gleefully welcome the winter
He talks metal detecting, Johnny Depp and why we must bid adieu to geeky Gareth forever.
New Delhi: An emotional P Chidambaram on Thursday bid adieu to the Finance Ministry, which he had served thrice, with a promise that he would continue to remain active in public life.
As season 10 of "Grey's Anatomy" nears its end, fans of the hospital drama have been coming up with a number of theories on how Sandra Oh's character Cristina Yang will bid adieu to the series.
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Dubai is an experience of a lifetime, and we are delighted to unveil our latest packages that enable guests to bid adieu to 2013 and welcome the arrival of 2014 in grace and style amidst astounding fireworks and glorious views of Dubai," said Manoj Tulsani, Rayna Tour's director.
London, December 15 ( ANI ): Paul Walker's family and close friends have finally bid adieu to the actor in a small private funeral service.
Finally, it is with regret we bid adieu to Irving, whose writing and editing skills and deep knowledge of chemistry have been key to the success of ACCN.