foregone

  • 1 foregone — adj. past; used of time; as, foregone summers. Contrassted to {present}. Syn: bygone, bypast, departed, gone. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 2 foregone — means ‘previous, completed’ and is used mainly in the expression foregone conclusion, meaning ‘an easily foreseen or predictable result’: • Given the anecdotal evidence just ask that taxi driver, won t you? the outcome of such an investigation… …

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  • 3 foregone — past participle of FOREGO(Cf. ↑forego). ► ADJECTIVE archaic ▪ past. ● a foregone conclusion Cf. ↑a foregone conclusion …

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  • 4 foregone — index previous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 foregone — [fôr gôn′, fôr′gôn΄] adj. 1. that has gone before; previous; former 2. previously determined or confidently anticipated; also, inevitable or unavoidable: said of a conclusion …

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  • 6 foregone — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)gɒn[/t]] 1) Foregone is the past participle of forego. 2) PHRASE: usu v link PHR, oft it v link PHR that If you say that a particular result is a foregone conclusion, you mean you are certain that it will happen. Most voters believe… …

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  • 7 Foregone — 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. [1913 Webster] Stay at the third cup, or forego the place. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 8 foregone — adj. Foregone is used with these nouns: ↑conclusion …

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  • 9 foregone — past participle of forego2. adjective [often postposition] archaic past. Phrases a foregone conclusion an easily predictable result …

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  • 10 foregone — a foregone conclusion …

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  • 11 foregone — past part. of FOREGO(1). attrib.adj. previous, preceding, completed. Phrases and idioms: foregone conclusion an easily foreseen or predictable result …

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  • 12 foregone — adjective Date: 1575 previous, past …

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  • 13 foregone — foregoneness, n. /fawr gawn , gon , fohr ; fawr gawn , gon , fohr /, adj. 1. that has gone before; previous; past. 2. determined in advance; inevitable. [1590 1600; FORE + GONE] * * * …

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  • 14 foregone — adjective /ˈforɡɔn/ a) previous, former b) bygone …

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  • 15 foregone — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. past, previous. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. predestined, certain, predictable, inescapable; see destined 1 , inevitable …

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  • 16 foregone — adj. past, gone before; determined previously, predetermined fore go || fÉ”r gəʊ /fɔː v. precede, go before; abstain, refrain from, give up …

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  • 17 foregone — a. 1. Predetermined, decided beforehand. 2. Bygone, past, previous, former …

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  • 18 foregone — adj 1. previous, past, prior, earlier, former. 2. predetermined, predecided, prejudged, preestab lished, preordained; fixed, set, cut and dry …

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  • 19 foregone — fore·gone …

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  • 20 foregone — fore•gone [[t]fɔrˈgɔn, ˈgɒn, foʊr ; ˈfɔrˌgɔn, ˌgɒn, ˈfoʊr [/t]] adj. having gone before; previous; past • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

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