Definition of So long

1. Noun. A farewell remark. "They said their good-byes"




Definition of So long

1. Interjection. (informal) Goodbye; a greeting used when leaving or departing from a person or place ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of So Long

so's
so(p)
so-and-so
so-and-sos
so-called
so-so
so-so(p)
so-soish
so and so
so as to
so be it
so crazy it just might work
so far
so far so good
so fashion
so long (current term)
so long, and thanks for all the fish
so long as
so many
so much
so much as
so much for
so quiet one can hear a pin drop
so so
so that
so there
so they say
so to say
so to speak
so what

Literary usage of So long

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Meantime, so long as round the rampart raged The battle 'twixt the ... and well aloof Of the swift ships, so long ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"... they cannot behold it in a waking state, so long as they use hypotheses which they leave unexamined, and of which they can give no account. ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"How delightful was that still night, after having been so long involved in the din of the warring elements! ..."

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