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A person or thing that is doomed or cannot be saved.‘Robert would have been a goner if I hadn't got there when I did’‘I thought I was a goner’
- ‘‘If it had happened at night, we would have all been goners,’ he said.’
- ‘Unfortunately, if a man is captured he's probably a goner.’
- ‘Five more minutes in there and I'd have been a goner.’
- ‘In chess, if you move your knight on to a pawn's square, the pawn's a goner.’
- ‘‘I thought I was a goner,’ I tell Gregory, who is the first person I see when I come walking up the empty beach carrying my float.’
- ‘According to zoo officials, an animal in the wild suffering from Laminitis is a goner, as it won't be able to walk about looking for food, let alone run to save itself from predators.’
- ‘I really thought I was a goner, but it just wasn't meant to be.’
- ‘For a while I didn't think I was going to make it, I thought the boat would be a goner for sure.’
- ‘Just when she thought she was a goner, someone had saved her from yet another bullet wound.’
- ‘Jackie said: ‘I thought she was a goner and it was really frightening for us.’’
- ‘‘They say I was nearly a goner,’ he told MacPherson.’
- ‘I thought she was a goner during the first asthma attack last night.’
- ‘Luckily she is a infuriatingly cautious driver, otherwise she could have been a goner.’
- ‘We all thought she was a goner after her dramatic turn for the worst last week.’
- ‘This one's a definite goner and I'll need a false tooth.’
- ‘I thought he was a goner - the car was just about to go off the side of the road, but I kept talking to him and eventually gave him the confidence to get out of the car.’
- ‘We have to keep the idea that there will be some sort of rational accountability for such acts alive in this culture or we are goners.’
- ‘I don't know if I thought I was a goner, but I guess I am lucky to be here.’
- ‘Every lobby group in the world tells me I am a goner unless I back their cause.’
- ‘My goodness me, one more boat load and we were goners!’
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