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  • I forgo the blush, since there no longer seems to be a need for it.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • So I’d have to forgo some privacy for a few days, so what?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • After ten minutes of wheedling she’d roused Hugh, Fiona, and Horace from their naps and challenged Bronwyn, who apparently could not forgo a competition of any kind, to a swimming race.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I always found the interchange between the person who has no choice but to strip naked and the guard who gives the order to be brisk and businesslike, but some women found strip searches so humiliating that they would forgo visits in order to avoid it.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • So, Kvothe, do you still wish to forgo an anesthetic?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • If a doctor was coming, that meant they were forgoing her retrial.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • We cannot request that they forgo the keeping of an army entirely, much as we might like to.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • One day you may forego those striped pants for solid blue ones, just as Martina Crowe did today!
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • She’d agreed to plead guilty to two counts of felony theft, to accept the minimum sentence of three years on each count, and to forego a probation hearing.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • You will forgo comforts; you will live by duty alone.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • I decide to forgo my own shower and call Six, instead.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • It was Sophie who took the telephone call from the city morgue, and it was she who on the urgent advice of the medical examiner managed (though with great difficulty) to persuade Blackstock to forgo a final look at the remnant.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At first, when I was so ill in the hospital, I could forgo being imprinted.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Life holds no more joy for him if he has to forgo this affair.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • We all agreed that Soraya and I would forgo the Shirini-khori.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • One council member even asked if they should forgo a formal vote and simply agree in principle to approve the idea.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Happily Van Helsing has not summoned me, so I need not forego my sleep.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • When an apparently healthy person, especially a healthy young man, elects to forgo the enticements of the flesh, it shocks us, and we leer.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The tortures of the accused did not equal mine; she was sustained by innocence, but the fangs of remorse tore my bosom and would not forgo their hold.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • In the nineties, while half the guys he knew were out clubbing and chasing women, he had been buried in study, dragging himself through hospital corridors at two in the morning, forgoing leisure, comfort, sleep.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I had no shelter—no covering—to get clothing was to forego all my advantage, to make myself a strange and terrible thing.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Redd had screeched, hearing his excuse to forgo his secretarial duties that day.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • She evidently felt frightened and ashamed to have accepted charity in a house where such things could be said, and was at the same time sorry to have now to forgo the charity of this house.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But, reconciled by his success, he yet refused to forego the privilege of criticizing this order.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It was later, after another dinner of plain white rice had been consumed and tea forgone again on account of the drought, after Rasheed had smoked a cigarette, that he told Laila about his decision.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • If any soul had forgone suicide only to crack under the humans’ torture, they would not need me now.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • And what claims has Lydia—what attraction has she beyond youth, health, and good humour that could make him, for her sake, forego every chance of benefiting himself by marrying well?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "I — yes, Professor — but —" Filch looked yearningly up the stairs, right through Harry, who could see that he was very reluctant to forgo the chance of cornering Peeves.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He wanted the slit, which permitted only one of us to peep through; and so I had to forego watching them for a time while he enjoyed that privilege.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose That you resolv’d to effect.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Whitney was still asleep, allowing me to forgo an explanation, which was handy since I didn’t exactly have one.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • I had returned to civil practice and had finally abandoned Holmes in his Baker Street rooms, although I continually visited him and occasionally even persuaded him to forgo his Bohemian habits so far as to come and visit us.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • She will forgo the most violent of sunsets, stars as fat as dinner plates and all the blood of autumn and settle for the palest yellow if it comes from her Beloved.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • And who, then, would forego the memory of those days of aurora and the firmament, of flowers, of gauze and of moire, when love stammers a charming slang?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And the men of Mars realized that in order to survive they would have to forgo asking that one question any longer: Why live? Life was its own answer.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • We shall forego the coming home drunken through the midnight streets, and the evening walk over the star-lit veld.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Were you to argue, object, and annoy me for a year, I could not forego the delicious pleasure of which I have caught a glimpse — that of repaying, in part, a mighty obligation, and winning to myself lifelong friends.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • So terrible was his appearance that Spitz was forced to forego disciplining him; but to cover his own discomfiture he turned upon the inoffensive and wailing Billee and drove him to the confines of the camp.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The pack had been loath to forego the kill it had hunted down, and it lingered for several minutes, making sure of the sounds, and then it, too, sprang away on the trail made by the she-wolf.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Fitzgerald has decided not to make a literal translation and to forego the attempt to repeat in English what the Greek repeats.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ’Oh, you know, deuce take it,’ said this gentleman, looking round the board with an imbecile smile, ’we can’t forego Blood, you know.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • All this that I have now repeated I said to him, and much more which I cannot recollect; but it had no effect in inducing him to forego his purpose; he who has no intention of paying does not trouble himself about difficulties when he is striking the bargain.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • They agreed to forgo breakfast in favour of a swim.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • On an afternoon in October, or the beginning of November — a fresh watery afternoon, when the turf and paths were rustling with moist, withered leaves, and the cold blue sky was half hidden by clouds — dark grey streamers, rapidly mounting from the west, and boding abundant rain — I requested my young lady to forego her ramble, because I was certain of showers.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • If that I could but clothe me in raiment like to thine, and strip my feet, and revel in the mud once, just once, with none to rebuke me or forbid, meseemeth I could forego the crown!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Remembering the staff Brom had always carried, Eragon had decided to forgo a new sword in favor of the length of knotted hawthorn.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • But every time that loudspeaker called for him to forgo breakfast and prepare to walk to Building One, the muscles in his jaw went taut and his whole face drained of color, looking thin and scared-the face I had seen reflected in the windshield on the trip back from the coast.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I now see Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, myself Before me: Woman is her name; of Man Extracted: for this cause he shall forego Father and mother, and to his wife adhere; And they shall be one flesh, one heart, one soul.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • With Cedric’s calculus average in the high nineties, Berman told him a few weeks back that all he has to do to clinch an A is complete the project he’d forgone in March in favor of the midterm.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Compliments like this he could easily forego.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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