- approaching the end, as of life, duration, usefulness, etc.: The sleeve is too far-gone to mend.
Origin of far-gone
First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for far-gone
He seemed to be so lost and far-gone in grief that he could not notice his brother's arrival.The Indian Fairy Book
Motley records that on that day far-gone Holland laid low the Spaniard.Stanford Stories
Charles K. Field
Perhaps there is a twofold diet here: the bun for the adult; the highly-spiced, far-gone meat for the grub.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
The offender was brought to camp and put under guard—evidently horribly afraid we would eat him instead of the now far-gone roan.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open
Truly the repose of centuries, and the fashion of a far-gone time, so far as relates to our country, lay over the whole place.