goneness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gone +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

goneness (countable and uncountable, plural gonenesses)

  1. The state or quality of being gone, i.e. no longer present.
    • 1999, Vivian Patraka, Spectacular Suffering: Theatre, Fascism, and the Holocaust
      It is the goneness of the Holocaust that produces the simultaneous profusion of discourses and understandings; the goneness is what opens up, what spurs, what unleashes the perpetual desire to do, to make, to rethink the Holocaust.
  2. (US, informal) A state of exhaustion or faintness, especially from hunger.