far gone adj.
1. exhausted, worn out.
|City Wit III i: Shee’s very farr gone I feare, how do you find her disease Sir?|
|(con. 1840s–50s) London Labour and London Poor I 39/2: Our stomachs used to ache with the hunger, and we would cry when we was werry far gone.|
|Entr’acte Apr. in (1909) 127/2: Miss Gilchrist, who has now matured into a well-formed young woman, is what I should call a vocal defaulter, her singing being ‘far gone’.|
|Beat Generation 13: She was pretty far gone.|
|It Was An Accident 142: We climbed up there some more and I was far gone.|
2. (also far along) drunk or otherwise intoxicated.
|An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews 49: Parson Williams would be pretty far gone.|
|Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry II 295: Our readers must assist us with their own imagination, and suppose the night as well as the guests, to be somewhat far gone.‘The Station’|
|Pendennis II 43: You didn’t say a word that anybody could comprehend – you were too far gone for that.|
|Household Words 24 Sept. 75/2: For the one word drunk [...] far-gone, tight, not able to see a hole through a ladder, three sheets in the wind [etc.].‘Slang’ in|
|Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 75/2: As for Joe and myself, we were too far gone to venture an appearance at the hotel.|
|Mercury (Hobart) 23 Apr. 2/5: [from the Stranraer Free Press] [...] far gane [sic], mortal blin’, helpless.|
|Soldiers Three (1907) 106: I made feign to be far gone in dhrink.‘Black Jack’ in|
|Tales of Mean Streets (1983) 36: His mother, influenced by that unwonted quartern of gin the occasion sanctioned, wept dismally over her boy, who was much too far gone to resent it.|
|Artie (1963) 49: You can guess how far along I was when I did n’t shy at it.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 27 Dec. 14/2: A woman sitting in the bar was far gone, and only smiled a vacant but friendly smile when I spoke to her.|
|Traffics and Discoveries 69: ‘I can’t open my eyes, or I’ll be sick,’ said the Marine with appalling clearness. ‘I’m pretty far gone.’.‘The Bonds of Discipline’ in|
|True Drunkard’s Delight.|
|Fields of Fire (1980) 21: This dude is so far gone he could take a picture of me and still not remember me.|
|Macho Sluts 30: That one looked too far gone for Maybelline or methadone to fix what was wrong with her.|
|Spidertown (1994) 56: You said a girl called. I was too far gone to get the scoop. What happened? When did she call?|
|Permanent Midnight 269: When the phone rang I was so far gone it took fifteen minutes to remember where it was.|
3. mad, eccentric, insane.
|Night Side of London 51: She is too far gone to have any decency left. Drink and sadness combined have tortured her brain to madness.|
|Coll. Works (1975) 269: Some of you, perhaps, consider yourself too far gone for help.‘Miss Lonelyhearts’ in|
|Savage Night (1991) 126: If a guy was that far gone, there wasn’t much use in trying to use him.|
|Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1960) 86: I [...] became even too far gone to turn religious or go on the booze.‘The Fishing-Boat Picture’|
|Lucky You 203: The guy’s so far gone, he’d let us yank out his kidneys if we wanted.|