bid farewell?

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 Hi, just to confirm does the phrase "bidding someone farewell" appropriate for saying goodbye when parting with one another? Is it offensive in anyway? (I've seen some people regard it to the goodbye to the deaths). Thanks.
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It's not at all offensive.

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PongyHi, just to confirm does the phrase "bidding someone farewell" appropriate for saying goodbye when parting with one another? Is it offensive in anyway? (I've seen some people regard it to the goodbye to the deaths). Thanks.
Well, even though you could, you wouldn't normally say to someone "I bid you farewell", it seems very formal and old fashioned. More often you might say of two people that they had "bid each other farewell".
I've never known this to be considered offensive.
It doesn't necessarily imply that the people involved are going to their deaths.
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Pongydoes is the phrase "bidding someone farewell" appropriate for saying goodbye
Yes, but hardly anyone uses it anymore except in formal situations.

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to say I bid you farewell is to say...I wsh you farewell
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