Example sentences for: adieu

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

  • An editorial bids adieu to the old model of European integration premised on an omnipotent central bureaucracy.

  • According to the Globe , after he sorrowfully bid adieu at the airport to his latest love, singer Alanis Morissette, he began chatting up a blonde waiting to get on the same plane.

  • 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.

  • “Do you mean that this is adieu?”

  • 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 .


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