Definition of Forewent

1. Verb. (simple past of forego) ¹



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Definition of Forewent

1. forego [v] - See also: forego

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forewent

forewalk
foreward
forewards
forewarn
forewarned
forewarned, forearmed
forewarned is forearmed
forewarning
forewarningly
forewarns
forewaste
forewaters
foreway
foreweep
foreweigh
forewent (current term)
forewind
forewinds
forewing
forewings
forewish
forewit
forewoman
forewomen
foreword
forewords
foreworn
forex
forexes
foreyard

Literary usage of Forewent

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1. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"forewent, preterite of to forego, to renounce. Writers and speakers still say, " I forego the pleasure," but use a roundabout form of expression rather than ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"insist submarine was firing to kill until it came close up when it forewent that. Submarine forcibly took master on board it as prisoner or hostage. ..."

3. For the Oracles of God, Four Orations: For Judgment to Come, an Argument, in by Edward Irving (1824)
"The power that could have humbled his foes he forewent, the power that could have revenged his wrongs, that could have nourished his famished body, ..."

4. Parochial Sermons by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1873)
"He forewent not things without Him only; He forewent Himself. He, the Creator, not c S. John i. 14. * Ps. viii. 5. • S. Cyril Al. Thes. p. ..."

5. The Iliads of Homer, Prince of Poets: Never Before in Any Language Truly by Homer, George Chapman, William Cooke Taylor (1843)
"This order'd; swift Meriones went, and forewent* his king ; Till both arriv'd where ... Yet both one goddess form'd, * forewent—"went before; outstripped. ..."

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