valediction


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a separation of two or more people

Synonyms for valediction

a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)

the act of saying farewell

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Hughes asserts in her keynote address, "narrative matters," then Hayden Ward is one of the heroes of the story of Victorian Poetry's first fifty years and a man deserving of a Tennyson to write his valediction.
TRIBUTES have poured in from across the sporting world for Nelson Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday, including from the International Olympic Committee, football governing body FIFA and a moving valediction from former boxer Muhammad Ali.
A valediction for John Verling paints the Cork artist as a drinking man and a draughtsman, joyfully playing on draughts drunk and drawn, and recalling "our early days / in the Wild West of Ballydehob" and imagining a "snug-corner of heaven"
Crowd rousers such as Pictures Of You and the steroid-pumped pseudo-religious valediction of Amen come as standard.
When Clinton left the State Department, she gave a variety of fascinating interviews that did not sound remotely like a foreign policy specialist giving her valediction on the state of the world.
The soloists Eloise Routledge (soprano) and Robert Rice (bass) sang well and the final Blessed are the dead was a moving valediction.
That lunch in Paris, especially Jean-Louis's valediction, left me with an enlightening irony: that traditionalist conservatism, and the cultural renewal it promises, almost certainly requires being more of a libertarian in politics than I have been.
The punning hint of valediction in the title is also a little unsettling.
It should be fun" A valediction from Barry Hills, after victories from Na Zdorovie at his beloved Chester and One Lucky Lady, his final runner, at Bath
The Ambassador said this in valediction party here on Thursday in the National Press Club.
The rampant overuse of that irritating cautionary valediction "Take care", viz users of the mobile phone who sign off - "I'll let you go now.
The massive influence that he exerted, not only on the folk scene but on the cultural and political landscape at large, was illustrated by the Scottish Parliament's unprecedented decision to mark his death in 2002 with an hour-long valediction.
In the lusty singing of the hymns which you know that they have loved, we praise their lives and the valediction from a dear friend provides a fine moment - before we all meet again in a way yet to be revealed to us.
Souls stretch to the "airy thinness" of gold leaf in "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning," or they become liquid in "The Expiration," as a kiss "sucks two souls" (Donne 1990, 120, 134).