from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To be put or drawn on; to fit over; as, the coat will not go on.


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  • Then, three minutes before the sixth grade was to go on stage to celebrate the engagement of Gabriel and Evangeline, Sister Mary Laurentia, the principal, came to me, her kindly face troubled.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • Governor Phillip had decided to send Sirius to Cape Town for more provisions; storeship Guardian was just too distant a prospect to cherish hopes of survival without something to go on with.

    Morgan’s Run

  • This country needs to go on a war footing now, Cofer Black, the CIA counterterrorism chief, told Rice.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • How many Joy Englands might then be able to go on and live their lives as the mothers, wives, athletes, and career women they always dreamed of being—without being broken down by years of pain and suffering?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Before we hung up I asked Wakefield if I could read a prepublication copy of his manuscript, which was scheduled to go on sale that May.

    The Panic Virus

  • He would have been willing to go on without the episcopate until such time as it could have been obtained from England, and in the meantime to ordain candidates to the ministry by means of Presbyterian ordination, with the proviso, however, that upon the obtaining of a bishop these gentlemen were to be conditionally re-ordained.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • With no help available on the deserted river, Stewart, Power, and Herbin climbed into a dinghy and were about to go on alone when a man appeared on the bank wearing a government uniform and fez, offering to take them overland to Dongola by camel.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Young men who grow up in a family where the father was sensitive and caring to the mothers needs and wishes, sexually and nonsexually, are more likely to go on to have similarly happy, healthy sexual relationships with women.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • The feeling of having to go on a diet was gone. . . especially since the scales were proving Dr. Latanick right.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • Ralph Cordiner was retiring and the new management asked me, in addition to continuing as host of the GE Theater, to go on the road and become a pitchman for General Electric products—in other words, become a salesman.

    An American Life


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