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WITNESS, GOING. A going witness is one who is about to leave the jurisdiction of the court in which a cause is depending. See Going Witness.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"I'm going to invent a swear word of my own," he declared.
I was going to ask him some further questions concerning Ahab, when we heard a noise on deck.
"Grimshaw and Hodgkins are going to smash if something isn't done quick.
"He won't get Misselthwaite at all now I'm not going to die."
It "forecasts" precisely what happened yesterday or a the day before, and precisely the opposite of what is going to happen to-day.
"Are you crying because I'm going away, Felicity?" she asked.
When I stole a lunch basket out of a farmer's wagon I couldn't help thinking of his chil- dren going all day without food.
I'm going up to see if I can borrow a skirt pattern from Mrs.
"Pollyanna, next week you're going to take a journey.
"You're going, no doubt, to hear Patti?" said Tushkevitch.
While he stood, as if meaning to go, but not going her father began his inquiries.
He had triumphed indeed, and he was going to have his way.