so long


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so long

Good-bye. So long, see ya later. It's been good talking to you. So long.
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so long

1. a very long time I haven't seen him in so long.
2. goodbye So long, see you tomorrow. If he didn't want to see her anymore, would he be able to tell her so long?
Usage notes: usually used in a friendly way
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So long.

  (American informal)
a friendly way of saying goodbye to someone So long - see you tomorrow.
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so long

Good-bye, as in So long, we'll see you next week. The allusion here is puzzling; long presumably means "a long time" and perhaps the sense is "until we meet again after a long time," but the usage has no such implication. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
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So long

interj. Good-bye. It’s been good talking to you. So long.
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References in classic literature ?
Pinocchio, not knowing where to hide his shame, tried to escape from the room, but his nose had become so long that he could not get it out of the door.
The brow of the hill, where they remained, was a cheerful spot: Louisa returned; and Mary, finding a comfortable seat for herself on the step of a stile, was very well satisfied so long as the others all stood about her; but when Louisa drew Captain Wentworth away, to try for a gleaning of nuts in an adjoining hedge-row, and they were gone by degrees quite out of sight and sound, Mary was happy no longer; she quarrelled with her own seat, was sure Louisa had got a much better somewhere, and nothing could prevent her from going to look for a better also.
It was the sinister visage which had so long pursued her; that demon's head which had appeared at la Falourdel's, above the head of her adored Phoebus; that eye which she last had seen glittering beside a dagger.
It was there he caught the fever which held him back on the eve of his departure for Greece and of which he lay ill so long in Naples.
We do not mind very much in what words it is told so long as it is a story.
To these came the loving band with tender words, telling of the peace they yet might win by patient striving and repentant tears, thus waking in their bosoms all the holy feelings and sweet affections that had slept so long.