Rush entered the reception office, sent in his name and was bidden to enter.
Robert drew a jackknife from his pocket, and did as he was bidden.
The face of the last was not visible, propped upon the arms which rested on the knees, and bidden by the hands.
May this flower keep a sweet smell, long after I have bidden you good by.
Each small boy was lifted, bidden to shut his eyes and mouth, then plunged downward into a barrel of some cold slippery stuff.
The malgamite makers were bidden to come as soon as they liked.
It was easy to divine a meaning in this, for if the king had bidden that no man should speak to me he would be obeyed.
Later O'Connor, who had been bidden to forget Elisha, remembered him.
He was ushered into a large empty room, and bidden to stand in a corner of it.
But I shall say that I was bidden of you, and then you will have to make an excuse.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.