goneness


goneness

goneness [gawn-nis, gon-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a sinking sensation; exhaustion or faintness.

Origin of goneness An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; gone + -ness Examples from the Web for goneness Historical Examples of goneness

  • And all the other foreigners were in the like case of “goneness.”

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • I wasn’t in a temper anymore—and it left a dreadful sort of goneness, too.

    Anne Of Green Gables

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • It’s extraordinary the goneness of things directly I’m away from you.

    The Pastor’s Wife

    Elizabeth von Arnim

  • Am drowsy, eyes “heavy;” goneness and unusual craving for food.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers

    Various

  • Well, you confessed to a fearful sense of goneness yourself.

    As Seen By Me

    Lilian Bell

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