We will quote in full of the churches, to show that those who go west do not always leave their religion behind.
Maybe what she said to Pa made him go west after peppering your burglar.
It had been decided that she should go west with her father, and this was the day set for departure.
A few, but only a few, go south; two or three go west, or to right of me.
The peoples inhabiting it grow steadily more personal as we go west.
Its fall, and if we go west it may be very cold, with lots of snow soon.
Mrs. Randall has written insisting that we spend a week at Maplewood before we go west.
We'll head in the last direction they'll expect us to go—west!'
It's going to happen in September, so she can go west with me.
I've always thought Greeley's advice should have read, "go west, old man!"
19c. British idiom for "die, be killed" (popularized during World War I), "probably from thieves' slang, wherein to go west meant to go to Tyburn, hence to be hanged, though the phrase has indubitably been influenced by the setting of the sun in the west." [Partridge]
Old English west "in or toward the west," from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper "evening, west"), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- "to go down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "downward"), and thus literally "direction in which the sun sets." Cf. also High German dialectal abend "west," literally "evening."
French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.
To be spoiled or ruined; also, to die: valuable evidence gone west (1910+)