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goodby

or good-by

[goo d-bahy] /ˌgʊdˈbaɪ/
interjection, noun, plural goodbys.
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  • That was Oliver's hard task now, to say goodby to all, hardest of all to those of his father's house.

    The Story of a Life J. Breckenridge Ellis
  • Then she said, "goodby, Amelia dear," and resumed her progress with the baby-carriage.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • But the girls were doomed to a fall in their vanitythinking all these persons on the dock were assembled to bid them goodby!

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Here Tom and Henry Blake said goodby to us and turned homeward.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • He then withdrew, leaving the lad to say goodby to his brother and sister alone.

    Through the Fray G. A. Henty
  • goodby, old top, said Reggie, as he shook his hand in parting.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • Joe, half in a daze, said goodby to his hosts, last of all to Mabel.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • I thought her a shade less cordial when we came to say goodby.

    Our Journey to the Hebrides Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • goodby, uncle, Im going down among the wicked folk to see the ships come to shore.

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