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far-gone

[fahr-gawn, -gon]
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adjective
  1. remote.
  2. 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

Historical Examples

  • He seemed to be so lost and far-gone in grief that he could not notice his brother's arrival.

    The Indian Fairy Book

    Cornelius Mathews

  • 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 offender was brought to camp and put under guard—evidently horribly afraid we would eat him instead of the now far-gone roan.

  • 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.