Went

Definitions

  • "One pig went squealing down the road."
    "One pig went squealing down the road."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Went imp. & p. p. of Wend; -- now obsolete except as the imperfect of go, with which it has no etymological connection. See Go. "To the church both be they went ."
    • n Went Course; way; path; journey; direction. "At a turning of a wente .""But here my weary team, nigh overspent,
      Shall breathe itself awhile after so long a went ."
      "He knew the diverse went of mortal ways."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Went out Just Ahead of the Old Man's Arctic Overshoes 027 Went out Just Ahead of the Old Man's Arctic Overshoes 027
He Went over Backwards 121 He Went over Backwards 121
"HIS WIFE WENT WHITE TO THE LIPS." "HIS WIFE WENT WHITE TO THE LIPS."
The queer old lady who went to college The queer old lady who went to college
THE THREE WENT CAREERING DOWN THE STREET THE THREE WENT CAREERING DOWN THE STREET
Si Went Sprawling 137 Si Went Sprawling 137
He Went to See the City--1-16-036 He Went to See the City--1-16-036
After Dinner Panurge Went to See Her--2-21-184 After Dinner Panurge Went to See Her--2-21-184

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%
    • n went A turn or change of course; a turning or veering; hence, a rolling or tossing about.
    • n went A course; a passage; a path.
    • n went A furlong of land.
    • n went See wend and go.
    • n went An obsolete preterit and past participle of ween.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Finagle's Law was the one that went, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Not Murphy's Law.
    • pa.t Went went properly of wend, but now used as of go
    • n Went (Spens.) a turning: a path
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Quotations

  • Laurence Fishburne
    Laurence Fishburne
    “I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went Oooh.”
  • Harvey Mackay
    Harvey Mackay
    “No one ever went broke by saying no too often.”
  • Edgar R. Fiedler
    Edgar R. Fiedler
    “Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations six if one went to Harvard.”
  • Mira Bai
    Mira Bai
    “I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
  • L. L. Hendren
    L. L. Hendren
    “Parents send their children to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't.”

Usage

In literature:

Den he packed his pack an' went off down de road, an' Mis' Virginia watched him 'till he went out of sight 'roun' de bend.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
She went home, dismounted, and went up-stairs.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
He came for her, and she just stretched out her arms and went to Him.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
When Hanny went up-stairs with her mother the boys went also.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And then we went to Lincolnshire.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The truck he rode in went inside.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
They went out slowly, and Gulveig went with them, whispering to both.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Mrs. Morgan went into the house while her husband went to the stable.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
But fast as she went, her distracted thoughts went faster.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Nevertheless her heart beat quickly, and her breath came and went uncomfortably fast as she went in.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In poetry:

We are the lost who went,
like the cranes, crying;
hunted, lonely and spent
broken and dying.
"The Waradgery Tribe" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
Harried we were, and spent,
broken and falling,
ere as the cranes we went,
crying and calling.
"The Waradgery Tribe" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
She rose, and, little heeding,
Her husband then went on
With his attentive reading
In the annals of ages gone.
"The Moth-Signal (On Egdon Heath)" by Thomas Hardy
She found her little robin:
He made his wings go flap,
Came fluttering, and went bob in,
Went bob into her lap.
"The Girl That Lost Things" by George MacDonald
And there among her flowers,
Every bright and pleasant day,
In her own pretty garden
Little Annie went to play.
"Annie' Garden" by Eliza Lee Follen
For with my darling went the joy
Of autumn woods and meadows brown;
I came to hate the little town;
It seemed as if the sun went down
With him, my only darling boy.
"Grandmother Tenterden" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Michele Bachmann went into this thing as the frontrunner.
Some people told TODAY'S TMJ4 they were outraged and said the banner went too far.
My husband, fellow team member Chrissy, her boyfriend Tony, and myself went to see 'The Apparition ' in the theater on September 1, 2012.
The last time Israel went to war with Gaza, it didn't have to worry about regional diplomatic fallout.
When Dallas plaintiff's attorney Kip Petroff went after diet-drug maker Wyeth-Ayerst, everyone said he didn't have a chance.
As BlackBerries went down across Europe and Africa, this image became the emblem of Apple's hubris.
They came, they saw, and then went home.
All because I went batting.
Yogi Berra went to a local hospital after falling in his New Jersey home last week.
Gina and Marisa went through the CASTLE Strengthening Family program to improve their relationship.
What went wrong with George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis.
Went fishing here was and is a nice little cove to even go swimming.
When the Mega Millions lottery got over $225 million recently, I went into the deli and bought a New York Post.
At first, employee said dog went missing when the canine went outside.
Still not a ton of tomatoes, though I went to festivals and concerts I went out with the girls.
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In science:

We also show where the authors of [1 ] went wrong.
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
In fact we went a step further and found that when we add N identically distributed independent random variables with finite variance, the resulting distribution tends to a Gaussian, when N → ∞.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Given the simplicity and minimal amount of tuning that went into the model, it is surprisingly accurate.
MINT - A Simple Model for Low Energy Hadronic Interactions
One coarse-grained description is by which slit the electron went through on its way to detection in an interval ∆ about a position y on the screen at a later time.
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
Later on, in [PX], Peng and Xiao went outside of the abelian category of representations of the quiver Q(C), by working in the root category of the abelian category (of representations of Q(C)).
Generalized Kac-Moody Lie Algebras And Product Quivers
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