a person or thing that is dead, lost, or past recovery.
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How to use goner in a sentence
With Terri Lynn Land looking like a goner, Republicans are throwing a wild Hail Mary—using 2004 tactics to gain a Senate seat.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters | Tim Mak | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If, for instance, the president wins only 90 percent of the votes he drew four years ago he is almost certainly a goner.
Throw in an underdog sports story and some beautiful cinematography and I am a goner.
I thought I was a goner, for whenever anybody was after anybody I judged it was me—or maybe Jim.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His great anaconda has gathered itself in a circle around the doomed rabbit of rebellion, and if the rabbit swells he's a goner.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 | Robert H. Newell
Took hold o' my nose dreffle bad; I'm afeard my stomach'll be a goner. '
It's a damn good thing Pearl had as good hold on me as she had, or I'd been a goner.Hookers | Richard F. Mann
This is one of his important duties; for, if a sheep eats of this plant, he is a "goner."Hunting in Many Lands | Various
British Dictionary definitions for goner
slang a person or thing beyond help or recovery, esp a person who is dead or about to die
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