Monday, December 1, 2008

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Word of the Day for Monday, December 1, 2008

valediction \val-uh-DIK-shuhn\, noun:

the action of bidding farewell; a farewell

The playing of taps was a special moment in the ceremony, a final, haunting valediction for the men who had made the supreme sacrifice.
-- John Glenn, John Glenn: A Memoir
Few careers have such self-appointed endings, and his speech was a fine valediction.
-- Howard's dignified end, Daily Telegraph, 37170
At the end, they sobbed farewell to an old friend who gives a beautiful valediction.
-- Richard Corliss, Martial Masterpiece, Time Asia, 35255

by 1614, from Latin valedicere "bid farewell," from vale, imperative form of valere "be well" + dicere "to say"

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I am a nurse and thought about what would I do for my patients;
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"I was doing a relaxation technique one day and my 9 yr-old daughter said,
'Mom, you don't need to do that anymore, you don't have anxiety anymore.'
I feel this program saved my life." - Shari
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