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Good-bye

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A contraction of God be with you. Similar to the French adieu, which is à Dieu (I commend you to God).

⁂ Some object to the substitution of “God” in this phrase, reminding us of our common phrases good day, good night, good morning, good evening;Good be with ye” would mean may you fare well, or good abide [with you]

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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