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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Etymology 1

go + -ing

Verb

going

  1. Present participle of go.

Etymology 2

From Middle English, present participle of gon

Noun

Singular
going

Plural
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going ({{{1}}})
  1. The suitability of ground for advancing.
    The going was very difficult over the ice.
  2. Figuratively, conditions for advancing in any way.
    Not only weren't the streets paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.

Adjective

going (not comparable)

Positive
going

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Likely to continue; viable.
    He didn't want to make an unsecured loan to the business because it didn't look like a going concern.

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