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forego


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forego  \Fore*go"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forewent  2};  p.  p.  {Foregone} 
  (?;  115);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Foregoing}.]  [See  {Forgo}.] 
  1.  To  quit  to  relinquish;  to  leave 
 
  Stay  at  the  third  cup,  or  forego  the  place 
  --Herbert. 
 
  2.  To  relinquish  the  enjoyment  or  advantage  of  to  give  up 
  to  resign;  to  renounce;  --  said  of  a  thing  already 
  enjoyed,  or  of  one  within  reach,  or  anticipated. 
 
  All  my  patrimony,,  If  need  be  I  am  ready  to  forego. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Thy  lovers  must  their  promised  heaven  forego. 
  --Keble. 
 
  [He]  never  forewent  an  opportunity  of  honest  profit. 
  --R.  L. 
  Stevenson. 
 
  Note:  Forgo  is  the  better  spelling  etymologically,  but  the 
  word  has  been  confused  with  {Forego},  to  go  before 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forego  \Fore*go"\,  v.  t.  [AS.  foreg[=a]n;  fore  +  g[=a]n  to  go 
  akin  to  G.  vorgehen  to  go  before  precede.  See  {GO},  v.  i.] 
  To  go  before  to  precede;  --  used  especially  in  the  present 
  and  past  participles. 
 
  Pleasing  remembrance  of  a  thought  foregone. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  For  which  the  very  mother's  face  forewent  The  mother's 
  special  patience.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  {Foregone  conclusion},  one  which  has  preceded  argument  or 
  examination;  one  predetermined. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forego 
  v  :  be  earlier  in  time;  go  back  further  [syn:  {predate},  {precede}, 
  {antecede},  {antedate}]  [ant:  {postdate}] 




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