past participle of go1.
Idioms about gone
much advanced; deeply involved.
nearly exhausted; almost worn out.
dying: The rescue party finally reached the scene of the crash, but most of the survivors were already far gone.
gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He is still gone on the woman who jilted him.
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How to use gone in a sentence
How far has Congress really evolved on race when in 50 years it has gone from one black senator to two?
As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Under the current president and his predecessor, Jett notes, the ambassadorship of Belize has gone to college roommates.
“The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program,” the Times reported.
Not long after the holiday presents are put away and the guests have gone home, another season begins.
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He, with others, thinking the miss-sahib had gone to church, was smoking the hookah of gossip in a neighboring compound.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for gone
the past participle of go 1
lost; ruined (esp in the phrases gone goose or gosling)
dead or near to death
spent; consumed; used up
informal faint or weak
informal having been pregnant (for a specified time): six months gone
(usually foll by on) slang in love (with)
slang in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs
gone out informal blank and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise
past: it's gone midnight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with gone
In addition to the idioms beginning with gone
- gone coon, a
- gone goose
- gone with the wind
- a goner
- all gone
- dead and buried (gone)
- far gone
- going, going, gone
- here today, gone tomorrow
- to hell and gone
Also see undergo.
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