a rousing send-off

a rousing send-off

A lively and enthusiastic farewell celebration thrown in honor of someone who is leaving some place 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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Town fell bottom of the table on the back of a sixth successive defeat, but got a rousing send-off from their supporters at the end.
Aaron Ramsey poses for a quick snap (above), Gareth Bale does the honours with what will be a treasured autograph (below left) and children give their heroes a rousing send-off, below
FIREFIGHTER Phil Towns was given a rousing send-off by colleagues when he retired after 26 years service.
Lansdown, who will still be the Robins' major shareholder, got a rousing send-off as Jon Stead, Brett Pitman and Jamal Campbell-Ryce shot down Hull.
Whatever happens between now and the beginning of next season this campaign has been a good one and hopefully a full house for the final home game on Saturday will give the team a rousing reception before the game and a rousing send-off after it..
The 240ft-long aircraft had been given a rousing send-off at Singapore's Changi Airport and was met at Heathrow by a water cannon salute from fire crews.
The 240ft-long aircraft had been given a rousing send-off by staff at Singapore's Changi Airport and it was met at Heathrow by a water cannon salute from fire brigade crews after its 6,800-mile journey.
RECORD-breaking West End show Cats was given a rousing send-off last night as the original cast reunited just before the curtain finally fell on its 21-year run.
Pregnant Patsy Palmer (left), Mike Reid, Steve McFadden and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood joined 200 guests to give tearful Sid, 28, a rousing send-off. "Sid had a great laugh,' one partygoer told me.
NDI founder Jacques d'Amboise, who is this month being honored with the Dance Magazine Award will receive a rousing send-off May 13 before he begins this year's NDI Step By Step trek on the Appalachian Trail.
TV presenter Denise Van Outen was given a rousing send-off yesterday as she bowed out of the Channel Four show The Big Breakfast.
A source close to the band revealed: "The lads have had to think long and hard about this but they feel the time is right to do something for Stephen.They want to get up there and sing for him and give him a rousing send-off in his home city.
The events were given a rousing send-off with a procession from Jubilee Square, Golcar, which included Scapegoat Hill and Honley Bands.
TENNIS: Great Britain Davis Cup captain John Lloyd has urged tennis fans to give Tim Henman a rousing send-off in his swansong before retirement.
Team-mates gave a rousing send-off to George, who is emigrating this summer with his family.