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Definition of "begone" [be•gone]

  • Used chiefly in the imperative to express an order of dismissal. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "begone" in a sentence
  • "-- Our mutual perturbation did not escape the prying witch; my countenance red, hers pale -- The word begone! maddened to break loose from my impatient tongue."
  • "I don't like to 'begone' -- I refuse to git when I'm told, so, of course, I paid my respects to Natalie and her mother."
  • "“Think not I meant to implore permission to reside here; it has been long my determination to leave Avenel, and I will never forgive myself for having permitted you to say the word begone, ere I said, ‘I leave you.’"