from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A faint or sinking sensation; faintness: as, a feeling of goneness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U. S. A state of exhaustion; faintness, especially as resulting from hunger.

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  • noun US, informal A state of exhaustion or faintness, especially from hunger.


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  • And when they go away again, their goneness is that much more emphatic.

    Love pedantry? Try this on for size! | Her Bad Mother 2006

  • SINKING SENSATIONS: -- Many women have a feeling of weakness or "goneness" at about eleven o'clock in the morning, and are led by it to the injurious practice of eating between meals.

    Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say Martha Meir Allen 1890

  • For a long time I could never rid myself of a sensation of 'goneness' when I read the figures indicating the distance to St. Petersburg.

    Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox 1865

  • His very thraldom to the habit seemed an improbable, grotesque dream, which some morning would dissipate, but as a matter of experience each morning brought such a profound sinking and "goneness" that his will-power shrivelled like a paper barricade before the scorching intensity of his desire.

    Without a Home Edward Payson Roe 1863

  • The 'goneness' and other unpleasant sensations referred to the pit of the stomach may be much relieved by wearing a well-made spice-plaster over the stomach, or binding there a bag of gum camphor; or if these fail, an opium plaster will hardly fail to be of service.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother 1859

  • Her throat was parched, a dull ache never ceased in her breast, and she was oppressed by a feeling of goneness.

    CHAPTER XIV 2010

  • But ever -- and here the torment lay -- she was drawn back from these far-wanderings to her present trouble, with its parch in the throat, its ache in the breast, and its gnawing, vacant goneness.

    CHAPTER XIV 2010

  • β€œAnd the rest of our lives will the moments accrue/when the shape of their goneness will flare up anew.”

    Allergy Pills Make You Fat 2008

  • And when I have had a hard time with his goneness I have felt incredibly guilty that he wasn't more 'in harm's way.'

    The Guilt - SpouseBUZZ 2008

  • And when they go away again, their goneness is that much more emphatic.

    Love pedantry? Try this on for size! 2006


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