2. Noun. A party to recognize the passing (death) of a friend and allow survivors to reminisce about the person's life. ¹
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Definition of Sendoff
1. a farewell celebration [n -S]
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Literary usage of Sendoff
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1. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"In the final group meeting, it is helpful to give the person a formal sendoff to commemorate his or her membership and involvement. ..."
2. The House of Lords and Ideological Politics: Lord Salisbury's Referendal by Corinne Comstock Weston (1995)
"The theory could have had no better sendoff, but there was no substantial followup during the rest of his career. Nor at the time did he display any energy ..."
3. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Thomas Franklin Waters, Sarah Goodhue, John Wise (1917)
"Mr. Gray gave the new landlords a fine sendoff in his editorial column. Fine fellows both, who will make their first bow to the public in the capacity of ..."
4. America's Part in the World War: A History of the Full Greatness of Our by Richard Joseph Beamish, Francis Andrew March (1919)
"Workers left their machines, farmers their plows and wives and mothers their housework to furnish a fitting sendoff for the defenders of democracy. ..."
5. Proceedings of the National Electric Light Association by Convention, National Electric Light Association (1890)
"... because we have got to work promptly if we do not wish to fail in this work of initiating an electrical department and doing it well atthe sendoff. ..."