Example sentences for: adieu

How can you use “adieu” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • At any rate, goodbye really does not translate au revoir, Adieu, also borrowed intact into English, would do as the French equivalent of goodbye , and vice versa; but that equivalence gets us nowhere with au revoir , except to point up the fact that goodbye does not mean au revoir .

  • “After much adieu, the TC by Masarati Sports Coupe has finally arrived.”

  • I once heard a Frenchman in Madrid tell a couple of Spanish shop clerks a joke that illustrates the difference between adieu `goodbye' and au revoir : At the Rio de Janeiro airport the planes of various countries were taking off one after another, and the terminal was crowded with passengers and with friends and relatives seeing loved ones off.

  • But the question remains: Should a group organize and bid adieu to someone who has suddenly disappeared?

  • It's all "bullets, bombs, and boobs--the biggest boob being Van Damme, natch" (Rod Dreher, the New York Post ). But "for those eager to bid adieu to their credibility for 82 minutes," at least the action "rarely flags" (Lawrence Van Gelder, the New York Times ).


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