Definition of Foregone

1. Adjective. Well in the past; former. "Relics of a departed era"

Exact synonyms: Bygone, Bypast, Departed, Gone
Similar to: Past
Derivative terms: Bygone



Definition of Foregone

1. Verb. (past participle of forego) ¹

2. Adjective. previous, former ¹

3. Adjective. bygone ¹

4. Adjective. (informal) inevitable, predictable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foregone

1. forego [v] - See also: forego

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foregone

foregangers
foregather
foregathered
foregathering
foregathers
foregear
foregift
foregleam
foreglimpse
forego
foregoer
foregoers
foregoes
foregoing
foregoing(a)
foregone (current term)
foregone conclusion
foregone conclusions
foreground
foreground processing
foregroundable
foregrounded
foregrounding
foregrounds
foreguard
foreguess
foreguessed
foreguesses
foreguessing
foregut

Literary usage of Foregone

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1. The History of Twenty-five Years by Sir Spencer Walpole (1903)
"The language was simply used to conceal the truth that Russia had denounced the treaty, and that the Conference had met to register the foregone conclusion ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In both of these respects there is a striking contrast observable between man and the animal. foregone conclusion that human intelligence originated from ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"The deposition of the Duke was a foregone conclusion; and it was furthermore decided that his Duchy should be given to Lorenzo de' Medici. ..."

4. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... because they were utterly foregone, his children only gone before; on which account those six removed from you into a better world still remain yours. ..."

5. Jackanapes: Daddy Darwin's Dovecot. The Story of a Short Life by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, Horatia K. F. Gatty (1887)
"To see them put up by him to fly home after such an adventure was a sight not lightly to be foregone. The crowd had moved to a hillock in a neighboring ..."

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