valediction :

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  • n  a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
  • n  the act of saying farewell

  • At the end, they sobbed farewell to an old friend who gives a beautiful valediction.
  • But the crowd had come to the rally at the Baruch College gymnasium in lower Manhattan to hear a victory story, not a valediction.
  • Anchoring the piece are Davies' fond and acid recollections of his home town what he, in his drawling, very un-Liverpudlian narrative voice, calls "a valediction and an epitaph.
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  • The Eagles give a boisterous Sprint Center crowd a three-hour jukebox bonanza
    Now into its fifth decade, the band launched its History of the Eagles tour in February, which brought back into the fold guitarist Bernie Leadon, who quit in 1975, making way for Joe Walsh to join. Leadon played an early role in Wednesday’s festivities, which felt at times as much like a valediction as they did a celebration.
    Oct. 24, 2013 - The Kansas City Star

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