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going to

About to, will, as in I'm going to start planting now, or Do you think it's going to rain? or We thought the train was going to stop here. This phrase is used with a verb ( start, rain, stop in the examples) to show the future tense. Occasionally the verb is omitted because it is understood. For example, That wood hasn't dried out yet but it's going to soon, or Will you set the table?-Yes, I'm going to. [1400s] Also see go to.
See also: going
References in classic literature ?
Nobody knew what cheered her up after a sober fit, but everyone felt how sweet and helpful Beth was, and fell into a way of going to her for comfort or advice in their small affairs.
As they came to the castle, all was as the fox had said, and at twelve o'clock the young man met the princes going to the bath and gave her the kiss, and she agreed to run away with him, but begged with many tears that he would let her take leave of her father.
The little scamp was just going to worry it when I grabbed him.
Ulysses is not going to be away much longer; indeed he is close at hand to deal out death and destruction, not on them alone, but on many another of us who live in Ithaca.
He was going to inquire at the place where the Oakbourne coach stopped.
One day an old man went to a stream to dip in a crust of bread which he was going to eat, when a dog came out of the water, snatched the bread from his hand, and ran away.
I'm going to invent a swear word of my own," he declared.
And Tom said he'd bet the quarreling was all Jubiter's fault, and he was going to be on hand the first time he got a chance, and see; and if it was so, he was going to do his level best to get Uncle Silas to turn him off.
Put on your hat this moment -- there is no time to be lost -- we are going to Bristol.
We told him that he would have to go without shaving that morning, as we weren't going to unpack that bag again for him, nor for anyone like him.
I know who I'm going to fall in love with," he said sharply.
They had a humble look, and when Huck prepared his pipe after the meal and was going to prepare theirs, they said no, they were not feeling very well -- something they ate at dinner had disagreed with them.
When she was not going to a dance, she sewed until midnight.
And when he came back he told the animals it was all right--the sailor was going to lend them the boat.
I know that my husband's brother is dying and my husband is going to him, and I go with my husband too.