Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In motion; in the act of going: used with set.
- v. archaic present participle of go.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In motion; in the act of going.
- From a- + going. (Wiktionary)
“Page 61, "agoing" changed to "a going" to conform to rest of text.”
“I'll plant them thick as grass, so that even a hungry rabbit can't squeeze between them; and when they get their roots agoing, nothing in creation will ever move that dirt again.”
“If I'd a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book," writes Twain, "I wouldn't a tackled it and ain't agoing to no more.”
“Ya think maybe just a little misdirection is what agoing on.”
“I just made something which fits the "thrifty" category which I am agoing to blog about because so many people asked me for the recipe.”
“‘Emmeline wants to know, please, if the gentleman that come to see ‘ee will stay to tea; because, if so, she’s agoing to put in another spoonful for him and a bit of best green.’”
“But when your Honner sets me agoing by your fine invenshon, I can do well enuff.”
“Why are members of Parliament asked to be directors, and vice-governors, and presidents, and guardians, of all the joint-stock societies that are now set agoing?”
“These clocks got him into trouble among the Banyai: he set them all agoing in the presence of a chief, who became frightened at the strange sounds they made, and looked upon them as so many witchcraft agencies at work to bring all manner of evils upon himself and his people.”
“He was a large, heavy, consequential man, always very busy, as though aware of being one of the most important wheels that kept the Irish clock agoing; but he was honest, kind-hearted in the main, true as steel to his employers, and good-humoured — as long as he was allowed to have his own way.”
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