- Phonetic rendition of going. (Wiktionary)
- African American Vernacular English, alteration of going. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'se monst'ous glad ter praise de Lawd fur what He done done, but I ain 'gwine ter gin' im credit fur de wuk er my own fis 'en foot.”
“I run to my sister Jessie cause she had been live in New York en she was well acquainted wid dat kind of gwine on.”
“For Master Ralph has seated himself flatly on a footstool, and with his back against the wall, refuses in the dumbest of dumb-show to be entrapped into "gwine" anywhere.”
“So it spread like wild-fire that "Old Sledge" was coming, and Devil Bill was "gwine" to whip him and make him dance and sing a "hime," and treat to a gallon of peach and brandy besides.”
“Scuse me," he said, "but 'pears like I can't stan' another minit, what with bein 'up all night with Miss Dory, an' gwine 'crost the lake twiste for nothin', 'case I didn't find him.”
“You don't hear many white people saying 'gwine' for 'going' any more, for instance, and the young people don't say 'set' for 'sit' and 'git' for 'get,' as their fathers did. ”
“I'm gwine to get yer as shore as punkins ain't cauliflowers!”
“I'm a-comin ', I'm a-comin', an 'I'm shorely gwine to get yer!”
“Yassuh, we's jus gwine keep us heads down and be thankful they ain't hanged us yet.”
“Youse gwine ter uses a hammer to flatten out summa muh lunks?”
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