gone

Definitions

  • Never too far gone for a smoke
    Never too far gone for a smoke
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gone dead "he is deceased","our dear departed friend"
    • adj gone destroyed or killed "we are gone geese"
    • adj gone no longer retained "gone with the wind"
    • adj gone well in the past; former "bygone days","dreams of foregone times","sweet memories of gone summers","relics of a departed era"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Am not gone far." Abnaki "Am not gone far." Abnaki
"Gone far." Abnaki "Gone far." Abnaki
"Gone five days' journey." Abnaki "Gone five days' journey." Abnaki
Seeing the Poor Devils Who Had Gone Broke 166 Seeing the Poor Devils Who Had Gone Broke 166
The next day the picture was gone The next day the picture was gone
gone gone
Gone a hunting Gone a hunting
Gone to fetch Gone to fetch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eleanor Roosevelt wrote David O. Selznick to ask that her maid, Lizzy McDuffy, be considered for the role of Mammy in Gone With the Wind.
    • Gone p. p. of Go.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.
    • gone Lapsed; lost; hopeless; beyond recovery: in a gone case and similar phrases.
    • gone Characterized by a sinking sensation, as if about to faint; weak and faint: as, a gone feeling.
    • gone In archery, wide of the mark or beyond bounds: said of an arrow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the gross for Gone With the Wind were to be adjusted to allow for inflation in the period since its release, it would be regarded as the most successful film ever.
    • pa.p Gone gon of go, lost, passed beyond help: weak, faint, feeling a sinking sensation: wide of the mark, of an arrow:
    • pa.p Gone gon (slang) entirely given up to (with on)
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Quotations

  • Henry Vaughan
    Henry Vaughan
    “They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.”
  • Elbert Hofstadter
    Elbert Hofstadter
    “Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?”
  • Petronius
    Petronius
    “He has gone over to the majority.”
  • Pola Negri
    Pola Negri
    “Hollywood has gone from Pola to Polaroid.”
  • Thomas F. Kennedy
    Thomas F. Kennedy
    “Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
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    “What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?”

Idioms

Gone fishing - If someone has gone fishing, they are not very aware of what is happening around them.
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Gone for a burton - (UK) If something's gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a person has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died.
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Gone pear-shaped - (UK) If things have gone pear-shaped they have either gone wrong or produced an unexpected and unwanted result.
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Gone to pot - If something has gone to pot, it has gone wrong and doesn't work any more.
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Gone to the dogs - If something has gone to the dogs, it has gone badly wrong and lost all the good things it had.
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Here today, gone tomorrow - Money, happiness and other desirable things are often here today, gone tomorrow, which means that they don't last for very long.
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Usage

In literature:

The sun was now gone, and only a band of red light lingered on the horizon in the West.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
One summer morning Spindler had risen with the sun and gone for a long walk in the country.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The days of hope were gone, because the days of action were gone.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Then the Little, Small, Wee Bear looked at his, and there was the spoon in the porridge-pot, but the porridge was all gone.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The terrible shadow was gone; he felt that it was gone for ever.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He rose too, and she knew that his moment had gone.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
So things might have gone if Frank had not followed the buggy to Breton Junction.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
She had said that he was gone, gone for ever.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Presently returning: "He is gone," said the officer.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Next, he had had the ague, and had gone to Toronto for change of air.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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In poetry:

Now he is gone
Why should I mourn
My true love more than mud,
than mud or stone?
"The End of Love" by Kathleen Raine
Sing baloo loo for Jenny
And where is she gone?
Away to spy her mother's land,
Riding all alone.
"Baloo Loo For Jenny" by Robert Graves
The silver moon is set;
The Pleiades are gone;
Half the long night is spent, and yet
I lie alone.
"The Silver Moon" by Sappho
But who are we and whence,
If, of those years gone by,
Scandal alone remains
And we have ceased to be.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
Julian.
No; I'll treasure it
As the remembrance of a by-gone grief:
I love it well, because it is not yours.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
Then the spirit which is gone
Will return and claim this dust,
And this "mortal will put on
Immortality," we trust.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Burnite Who Died February 2, 1878" by David John Scott

In news:

A marriage proposal gone awry ended up tangled in power lines.
Wayne Campbell has gone through a personal tragedy you'd not wish on your worst enemy.
Officials say once the debris is gone they can use another machine to soak up oil and other liquids left over.
We've gone native in the BVI .
Have you ever gone to a stadium concert and wondered just how many people were responsible in putting the show on and making it run smoothly.
The bronzed statue outside Beaver Stadium is gone.
The Walkmen Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (Vinyl Re-issue).
Looks like Demi Lovato has gone back to her natural color -- dark brown.
'American Idol's' Colton Dixon 'Never Gone' Debuts.
Stink bugs invaded the Maryland area this past fall, and they haven't gone away with the cold weather.
A bullfighting festival gone-wrong in the small northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga left 30 people injured over the weekend.
The kitchen wall is gone after the bulldozer slammed into the north city house.
Vibe 's Sean Fennessey recently argued that contemporary R&B music has gone soft.
In his short time at the refuge, his urge to drink is gone.
Has Michael Gaughan gone serious.
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In science:

It can be shown that the fundamental domain of Fn is a zero-angled n-gone.
Random walks on hyperbolic groups and their Riemann surfaces
If it weren’t for the weight of history, it would seem natural to take quantum mechanical phenomena as an indication that something has gone wrong with probability theory and to attempt to explain such phenomena by modifying probability theory itself, rather than by invoking quantum mechanics.
Physics with exotic probability theory
Web sites whose host computer has gone down.
Random graphs as models of networks
Note that the original test for naturals is gone in the revision of ( I ).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
This means that the number of choices available to a walker on a graph will depend on how far it has gone.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
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