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Valediction   Listen

A farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class).  Synonyms: valedictory, valedictory address, valedictory oration.
The act of saying farewell.

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"Valediction" Quotes from Famous Books

... youthful and mature poetic production. The variety of expression is so great that no two poems are in the same mood. In Love, Death, and Life we have one of the most passionate love-poems in American literature; in The Pasture Bars the valediction has the soft, pure tone of a ...
— The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century • William Lyon Phelps

... Calle Rivera and unceremoniously held up Mr. North's impressive car before the hotel, while Jim Baggott, in an ancient silk hat and bibulously primed for the occasion, read an ungrammatical but fervent valediction. ...
— The Fifth Ace • Douglas Grant

... Almost two hours and a quarter before the final races! What on earth should he do in the meantime? He seemed to have done all that there was for him to do. His executors would do the rest. He had no farewell-letters to write. He had no friends with whom he was on terms of valediction. There was nothing at all for him to do. He stared blankly out of the window, at the greyness and blackness of the sky. What a day! What a climate! Why did any sane person live in England? He felt ...
— Zuleika Dobson - or, An Oxford Love Story • Max Beerbohm

Words linked to "Valediction" :   leave, valedictory oration, leave-taking, valedictory, farewell, oratory, parting, valedictory address

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