- Farewell speech
A Farewell speech is a speech given by an individual leaving a position or place. They are often used by public figures such as politicians as a form of conclusion to the preceding career (such as that given by
Ronald Reagan); or as statements delivered by persons relating to reasons for their leaving (such as that given by Yukio Mishima). The term is often used as a euphemism for "retirement speech", though it is broader in that it may include geographical, or even biological, conclusion.
Notable farewell speeches
George Washington- where he warned of the dangers of political parties
Dwight D. Eisenhower- where he warned of military-industrial complex
Douglas MacArthur- farewell speeches before Congress and U.S. Military Academy; "" and ""
Robert E. Lee- Lee’s Farewell Addressto his army the day after the end of the Civil War
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farewell speech — goodbye speech, speech given in parting … English contemporary dictionary
farewell — fare|well1 [ˌfeəˈwel US ˌfer ] n 1.) [U and C] old fashioned the action of saying goodbye ▪ Mourners gathered to bid farewell to the victims of the plane tragedy. ▪ a farewell speech 2.) farewell party/dinner/drink etc a party or dinner that you… … Dictionary of contemporary English
speech — n. address, talk 1) to deliver, give, make a speech 2) to ad lib, improvise a speech 3) a boring; brief, short; impromptu, unrehearsed; long; long winded; passionate; rambling; rousing, stirring speech 4) an acceptance; after dinner; campaign;… … Combinatory dictionary
farewell — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fond ▪ emotional, tearful ▪ sad ▪ silent ▪ I said a silent farewell to my home as I left for the city … Collocations dictionary
speech — noun 1 speaking ADJECTIVE ▪ slurred ▪ She could tell by his slurred speech that he had been drinking. ▪ clipped ▪ casual ▪ connected … Collocations dictionary
farewell — fare|well1 [ fer wel ] interjection OLD FASHIONED used for saying goodbye to someone when you do not expect to see them again for a long time farewell fare|well 2 [ fer wel ] noun count or uncount OLD FASHIONED a goodbye to someone: Let s say our … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
farewell — I UK [ˌfeə(r)ˈwel] / US [ferˈwel] interjection old fashioned used for saying goodbye to someone when you do not expect to see them again for a long time II UK [ˌfeə(r)ˈwel] / US [ferˈwel] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms farewell :… … English dictionary
farewell — [ˌfeəˈwel] noun [C/U] old fashioned I an occasion when you say goodbye to someone II adj farewell [ˌfeəˈwel] done in order to celebrate the fact that someone is leaving a place or job a farewell dinner/party/speech[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
farewell address — leave taking speech, speech made at a person s departure from an office or position … English contemporary dictionary
farewell address — 1. (caps.) U.S. Hist. a statement that President George Washington published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1796 to announce that he would not run for a third term and to give his views on foreign and domestic policy. 2. a speech delivered by… … Universalium