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Citations of go

  1. (intransitive) (to disappear):
    • 1983, Daniel Curzon, From Violent Men, page 228
      It was truly, for once in history, a time of 'brotherly love' and and now it's about to go away forever.
    • 1995, Dick Hobbs, Bad Business: Professional Crime in Modern Britain, page 31
      He walked out the house — just went don't know where, just went.
    • 2004, Jayne Ann Krentz, Absolutely, Positively, page 143
      She sacrificed a great deal for Brandon's sake, and now it's about to go up in smoke."
  2. (intransitive) (to be destroyed; to disintegrate):
    • 1998, Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, page 157
      I wonder if I hopped up and down, would the bridge go?
    • 1998, Anne Rivers Siddons, Peachtree Road, page 548
      It's going to go soon enough anyway, but if we play things just right, we can hold that day off until you — all of you boys, the next wave, so to speak - are ready to take up the reins [....]
    • 2004, Stephen Cottrell, Professional Music-Making in London: Ethnography and Experience, page 161
      [...] but if you sit in front of a noise like that for too long your hearing starts to go, or you think it's going to go.