Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of exhaustion or faintness, especially from hunger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of exhaustion; faintness, especially as resulting from hunger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

gone +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    CHAPTER XIV

  • 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

  • “And the rest of our lives will the moments accrue/when the shape of their goneness will flare up anew.”

    Allergy Pills Make You Fat

  • 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

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

    Love pedantry? Try this on for size!

  • Because, once you die, you are either completely GONE, unable to comprehend any longer your goneness, or you are in the sprit world or heaven or hell or whatever.

    what's in YOUR wallet?

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.