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forwent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forgo  \For*go"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forwent};  p.  p.  {Forgone};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Forgoing}.]  [OE.  forgan,  forgon,  forgoon  AS 
  forg[=a]n,  prop.,  to  go  past,  hence  to  abstain  from  pref. 
  for-  +  g[=a]n  to  go  akin  to  G.  vergehen  to  pass  away  to 
  transgress.  See  {Go},  v.  i.] 
  To  pass  by  to  leave  See  1st  {Forego}. 
 
  For  sith  [since]  I  shall  forgoon  my  liberty  At  your 
  request.  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  four  [days]  since  Florimell  the  court  forwent. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Note:  This  word  in  spelling  has  been  confused  with  and 
  almost  superseded  by  forego  to  go  before 
  Etymologically  the  form  forgo  is  correct. 




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