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foregone


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foregone 
  adj  :  well  in  the  past;  former;  "bygone  days";  "dreams  of  foregone 
  times";  "sweet  memories  of  gone  summers";  "relics  of  a 
  departed  era"  [syn:  {bygone},  {bypast},  {departed},  {gone}] 




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