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forgo as in:  forgo the benefit

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  • She decided to forgo her senior season to enter the WNBA.
  • She left the pearls in place, changed back into the black high-heeled shoes, once more retouched her hair and makeup, forwent another dab of scent and then, as she opened the door, gave out a shriek of terror.†   (source)
  • So forwent he the glory, 1470
    The fair fame of valour.†   (source)
  • The ways of the world forwent he in nowise
    Then, whenas Hunlafing the light of the battle,
    The best of all bills, did into his breast,
    Whereof mid the Eotens were the edges well knowen.†   (source)
  • it erst within thee
    Good men did get to them; now war-death hath gotten,
    Life-bale the fearful, each man and every
    Of my folk; e'en of them who forwent the life: 2250
    The hall-joy had they seen.†   (source)
  • Another night Dub and Joe fought Spitz and made him forego the punishment they deserved.   (source)
    unconventional spelling: Many think this is better spelled forgo and that this spelling should only be used to mean go before.
  • 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.   (source)
  • I have of late,—but wherefore I know not,—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory;   (source)
    forgone = done without
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  • It was as if, after wading grimly through the almost unbearable necrology in the foregoing pages, he had come face to face with his own obituary.†   (source)
  • I wanted to prepare for the 2006 season in any way I could, and in the weeks before I made my commitment to Florida, I'd spoken to Coach Meyer about foregoing my spring baseball season at Nease to enroll early at Florida, which my homeschooling made possible.†   (source)
  • On the wedding night the bride prayed for half an hour beside the bed and then started singing hymns, so Vere departed, foregoing nuptial bliss, and for the rest of her life the poor woman had a sign above her door which read "Unloved.†   (source)
  • To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.†   (source)
  • The foregoing investigation into the nature of the idea of Texas is put down as a prelude to my journeying across Texas with Charley in Rocinante.†   (source)
  • I triggered the laser as I reverted to pure self-preservation, foregoing any chance to regain control of his circuits.†   (source)
  • It would perhaps have been faintly comic had not his misplaced jealousy contained seeds of the violent, and worse ... Earlier there was a bizarre, peripheral tragedy affecting Sophie which should be recounted here if only because of the way in which it elaborates all the foregoing.†   (source)
  • The authority which we have chiefly followed—a manuscript of old date, drawn up from the verbal testimony of individuals, some of whom had known Hester Prynne, while others had heard the tale from contemporary witnesses fully confirms the view taken in the foregoing pages.   (source)
  • The foregoing tale, which is almost (but not quite!)†   (source)
  • It authorizes the national legislature "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."†   (source)
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  • I was at that time living in a scuzzy riverside cabin not far from the University, and I was living all by myself-the first third of the foregoing tale was written in a ghastly, unbroken silence which I now, with a houseful of rioting children, two secretaries, and a housekeeper who always thinks I look ill, find hard to remember.†   (source)
  • If the foregoing paragraphs with their accumulation of statistics seem, then, to have an abstract or static quality, it is for the reason that I have had to try to re-create, these many years afterward, a larger background to the events in which Sophie and the others were helpless participants, using data which could scarcely have been available to anyone except the professionally concerned in that long-ago year just following the war's end.†   (source)
  • I had no voice to answer Sophie after all this; certainly I had nothing to say when her own voice now rose slightly to make a quick blunt statement which, ghastly and heartbreaking as it was to me as a revelation, seemed in light of all the foregoing to be merely another agonizing passage embedded in an aria of unending bereavement.†   (source)
  • Sometime late that morning, not long after finishing the foregoing entry in my journal and writing a few letters, I was sitting at the table where I had worked so well those past days, brooding glumly over the dumfounding homoerotic apparition which had passed like a thick black cloud across my consciousness (festering in my heart and making me fear for the basic well-being of my soul), when I heard Jack Brown's limping footsteps on the stairs, followed by the sound of his voice calling me.†   (source)
  • Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life.†   (source)
  • But even in their foregoing is their pleasure.†   (source)
  • The prince heard the whole of the foregoing conversation, as he sat at the table, writing.†   (source)
  • Yet not so much predictions from without, as verifications of the foregoing things within.†   (source)
  • The Siouxes had awaited the issue of the foregoing dialogue with commendable patience.†   (source)
  • But there had been a stricken, though a motionless and unobserved auditor of the foregoing scene.†   (source)
  • If only life could end now—end on this tragic yet sweet vision of lost possibilities, which gave her a sense of kinship with all the loving and foregoing in the world!†   (source)
  • ...They don't seem foregoing vengeance?†   (source)
  • Now it is all very well for you at the beginning of the XX century to ask me for a Don Juan play; but you will see from the foregoing survey that Don Juan is a full century out of date for you and for me; and if there are millions of less literate people who are still in the eighteenth century, have they not Moliere and Mozart, upon whose art no human hand can improve?†   (source)
  • The foregoing has the ring of a biography, without the satisfaction of knowing that the hero, like Grant, lolling in his general store in Galena, is ready to be called to an intricate destiny.†   (source)
  • XLI From the foregoing events of the winter-time let us press on to an October day, more than eight months subsequent to the parting of Clare and Tess.†   (source)
  • There's my hand on that," cried James, for all the world as if he had really known my name and was foregoing some advantage.†   (source)
  • This day seemed shorter than the foregoing one; it passed while he watched Silvermane grow smaller and smaller and disappear on the looming slope of Coconina.†   (source)
  • In view of the foregoing, we earnestly invite you to share the hospitality of our city upon your return from Europe, and give us the opportunity to hear you and put ourselves in touch with your work in a way that will be most gratifying to yourself, and that we may receive the inspiration of your words and presence.†   (source)
  • What I must know is whether you are indeed one of those creatures in the lowest grade of mentality and even of charm, one of those contemptible creatures who are incapable of foregoing a pleasure.†   (source)
  • There seemed to him, vaguely and dimly, something wrong in a social ritual which made necessary a cancelling of well-formed schemes involving years of thought and labour, of foregoing a man's one opportunity of showing himself superior to the lower animals, and of contributing his units of work to the general progress of his generation, because of a momentary surprise by a new and transitory instinct which had nothing in it of the nature of vice, and could be only at the most called weakness.†   (source)
  • But, besides the above, we are cognizant of certain other undoubted facts, which puzzle us a good deal because they seem flatly to contradict the foregoing.†   (source)
  • He was no doubt prepared for any emergency, ready for any one of the foregoing attitudes, just as he bent himself easily and naturally to the situation which confronted him.†   (source)
  • For this, all pleasure am I foregoing;
    I do not pretend to aught worth knowing,
    I do not pretend I could be a teacher
    To help or convert a fellow-creature.†   (source)
  • [2] [Footnote 2: The local tower and churchyard do not answer precisely to the foregoing description.†   (source)
  • THE SAME DAY, I reported to Conseil and Ned Land that part of the foregoing conversation directly concerning them.†   (source)
  • Instead of new articles in the shop-windows those that had been rejected in the foregoing summer were brought out again; superseded reap-hooks, badly-shaped rakes, shop-worn leggings, and time-stiffened water-tights reappeared, furbished up as near to new as possible.†   (source)
  • He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger[307] of a greater friend.†   (source)
  • A coolness arose between him and my guardian, based principally on the foregoing grounds and on his having heartlessly disregarded my guardian's entreaties (as we afterwards learned from Ada) in reference to Richard.†   (source)
  • And now, being received as a member of the amiable family whose portraits we have sketched in the foregoing pages, it became naturally Rebecca's duty to make herself, as she said, agreeable to her benefactors, and to gain their confidence to the utmost of her power.†   (source)
  • She passed with her candle into an inner room, where, among other utensils, were two large brown pans, containing together perhaps a hundredweight of liquid honey, the produce of the bees during the foregoing summer.†   (source)
  • Mr. Spiker, after the receipt of such a confidence, naturally desired to favour his friend with a confidence of his own; therefore the foregoing dialogue was succeeded by another, in which it was Mr. Gulpidge's turn to be surprised, and that by another in which the surprise came round to Mr. Spiker's turn again, and so on, turn and turn about.†   (source)
  • The two men turned quickly, and saw the sickly countenance of La Carconte peering between the baluster rails; attracted by the sound of voices, she had feebly dragged herself down the stairs, and, seated on the lower step, head on knees, she had listened to the foregoing conversation.†   (source)
  • "Well, Bob," said Tom, with a slight air of patronage, the foregoing reminscences having disposed him to be as friendly as was becoming, though there was no part of his acquaintance with Bob that he remembered better than the cause of their parting quarrel; "is there anything I can do for you?"†   (source)
  • With the preamble embodied in his share of the foregoing fragment of dialogue, he paid our hero a long visit; as the two men sat with their heels on Newman's glowing hearth, they heard the small hours of the morning striking larger from a far-off belfry.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bumble turned, and encountered the face of his interesting consort, who, imperfectly comprehending the few words she had overheard of his complaint, had hazarded the foregoing remark at a venture.†   (source)
  • So remarkable did it seem to Miss Morleena, that that young lady, at the imminent hazard of having her ear sliced off, had not been able to forbear looking round, some score of times, during the foregoing colloquy.†   (source)
  • I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a tone and manner, respecting religion, as may possibly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.†   (source)
  • Importance Of What Precedes With Respect To The State Of Europe It may readily be discovered with what intention I undertook the foregoing inquiries.†   (source)
  • * The scene of the foregoing incidents is on the spot where the village of Ballston now stands; one of the two principal watering places of America.†   (source)
  • If the man who holds it is so, it is by the neglect of his duty, by foregoing its just importance, and stepping out of his place to appear what he ought not to appear.†   (source)
  • Mrs Chivery derived a surprising force of emphasis from the foregoing circumstantiality and repetition.†   (source)
  • It may even be frequently combined with a species of religious morality: men wish to be as well off as they can in this world, without foregoing their chance of another.†   (source)
  • It may be the reader will fancy the foregoing snatches of conversation were had in quiet; but it was not so.†   (source)
  • He was quite ashamed, after the foregoing reflections, to propose any diminution of so moderate a recompense for the immense service to be rendered.†   (source)
  • I told you long ago that I had never been resigned even to the mediocrity of my powers; how could I be resigned to the loss of the one thing which had ever come to me on earth with the promise of such deep joy as would give a new and blessed meaning to the foregoing pain,—the promise of another self that would lift my aching affection into the divine rapture of an ever-springing, ever-satisfied want?†   (source)
  • So far as what there may be of a narrative in this book; and, indeed, as indirectly touching one or two very interesting and curious particulars in the habits of sperm whales, the foregoing chapter, in its earlier part, is as important a one as will be found in this volume; but the leading matter of it requires to be still further and more familiarly enlarged upon, in order to be adequately understood, and moreover to take away any incredulity which a profound ignorance of the entire subject may induce in some minds, as to the natural verity of the main points of this affair.†   (source)
  • With this view, his intention was to print a declaration to the foregoing effect, which he had already drawn up; and, besides circulating it among all who had dealings with the House, to advertise it in the public papers.†   (source)
  • While the foregoing conversation was proceeding, Master Wackford, finding himself unnoticed, and feeling his preponderating inclinations strong upon him, had by little and little sidled up to the table and attacked the food with such slight skirmishing as drawing his fingers round and round the inside of the plates, and afterwards sucking them with infinite relish; picking the bread, and dragging the pieces over the surface of the butter; pocketing lumps of sugar, pretending all the time to be absorbed in thought; and so forth.†   (source)
  • —The foregoing explanation in the original instrument is placed on the left of the paragraph beginning with the words, 'Done in Convention,' and therefore precedes the signatures.†   (source)
  • The new continents are built out of the ruins of an old planet; the new races fed out of the decomposition of the foregoing.†   (source)
  • With the foregoing explanation in mind, the reader is invited to look into one of the gardens of the palace on Mount Zion.†   (source)
  • Fagin offered no reply to this compliment: but, pulling Sikes by the sleeve, pointed his finger towards Nancy, who had taken advantage of the foregoing conversation to put on her bonnet, and was now leaving the room.†   (source)
  • Her tale does not deal in wonders, as the gentle reader has already no doubt perceived; and if a journal had been kept of her proceedings during the seven years after the birth of her son, there would be found few incidents more remarkable in it than that of the measles, recorded in the foregoing page.†   (source)
  • But, to their surprise, before they could reach the street door,—even before they quitted the room in which the foregoing interview had passed,—they heard footsteps in the farther passage.†   (source)
  • During the foregoing address the progress of the speaker was too plainly read by those most interested in his success through the medium of the countenances of the men he addressed.†   (source)
  • If I wanted any further proof of the strictly philosophical nature of the conduct of these young gentlemen in their very delicate predicament, I should at once find it in the fact (also recorded in a foregoing part of this narrative), of their quitting the pursuit, when the general attention was fixed upon Oliver; and making immediately for their home by the shortest possible cut.†   (source)
  • It would seem from the foregoing exclamation that this uncompromising relative of the lamented Mr F., measuring time by the acuteness of her sensations and not by the clock, supposed Clennam to have lately gone away; whereas at least a quarter of a year had elapsed since he had had the temerity to present himself before her.†   (source)
  • There is no need of giving a special report of the conversation which now took place between Mr. Sedley and the young lady; for the conversation, as may be judged from the foregoing specimen, was not especially witty or eloquent; it seldom is in private societies, or anywhere except in very high-flown and ingenious novels.†   (source)
  • Newman, who had stood during the foregoing conversation with his back planted against the door, ready to oppose any egress from the apartment by force, if necessary, resumed his seat with much satisfaction; and as the water in the kettle was by this time boiling, made a glassful of spirits and water for Nicholas, and a cracked mug-full for the joint accommodation of himself and Smike, of which the two partook in great harmony, while Nicholas, leaning his head upon his hand, remained buried in melancholy meditation.†   (source)
  • During the whole of the foregoing scene, it would have been difficult to have traced a single distinct emotion in the lineaments of the captive.†   (source)
  • of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.†   (source)
  • "Pooh, pooh, master high sheriff!" cried the lieutenant-governor, who had overheard the foregoing discussion, and felt himself high enough in station to play a little with his dignity.†   (source)
  • Thus, for instance, Mrs. Bute, with the best intentions no doubt in the world, and wearing herself to death as she did by foregoing sleep, dinner, fresh air, for the sake of her invalid sister-in-law, carried her conviction of the old lady's illness so far that she almost managed her into her coffin.†   (source)
  • The foregoing occurrences had struck a spark from the stern tempers of a set of beings so singularly moulded in the habits of their uncultivated lives, which served to keep alive among them the dying embers of family affection.†   (source)
  • When the foregoing speech was over—and it might have been much more elegant and much less to the purpose—the whole body of subordinates under command of the apoplectic butler gave three soft cheers; which, to that gentleman's great indignation, were not very regular, inasmuch as the women persisted in giving an immense number of little shrill hurrahs among themselves, in utter disregard of the time.†   (source)
  • The Judge followed his cousin from the shop, where the foregoing conversation had passed, into the parlor, and flung himself heavily into the great ancestral chair.†   (source)
  • We have shed much ink in vain, and wasted quires, that might possibly have been better employed, if it be necessary now to tell the reader that few of the foregoing movements escaped the observation of the experienced trapper.†   (source)
  • All through the foregoing conversation between Mr. Pyncheon and the carpenter, the portrait had been frowning, clenching its fist, and giving many such proofs of excessive discomposure, but without attracting the notice of either of the two colloquists.†   (source)
  • It is even possible—for similar cases have often happened—that if Clifford, in his foregoing life, had enjoyed the means of cultivating his taste to its utmost perfectibility, that subtile attribute might, before this period, have completely eaten out or filed away his affections.†   (source)
  • The individual who interrupted the conversation, and who had elicited the foregoing remark of Paul, was seen advancing along the margin of the run with a deliberate pace, in a direct line for the two revellers.†   (source)
  • About noon, however, she began—but with a caution—a dread of disappointment which for some time kept her silent, even to her friend—to fancy, to hope she could perceive a slight amendment in her sister's pulse;—she waited, watched, and examined it again and again;—and at last, with an agitation more difficult to bury under exterior calmness, than all her foregoing distress, ventured to communicate her hopes.†   (source)
  • By the foregoing quotation I have shewn that the language of Prose may yet be well adapted to Poetry; and I have previously asserted that a large portion of the language of every good poem can in no respect differ from that of good Prose.†   (source)
  • The foregoing letter and the minutes accompanying it being shown to a friend, I received from him the following: Letter from Mr. Benjamin Vaughan.†   (source)
  • of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.†   (source)
  • I now proceed to the latter part of your testimony, and that, for which all the foregoing seems only an introduction viz.†   (source)
  • Among these, the principal was Mr. Kinnersley, an ingenious neighbor, who, being out of business, I encouraged to undertake showing the experiments for money, and drew up for him two lectures, in which the experiments were rang'd in such order, and accompanied with such explanations in such method, as that the foregoing should assist in comprehending the following.†   (source)
  • [27] § 4 /Changed Meanings/—A number of the foregoing contributions to the American vocabulary, of course, were simply common English words with changed meanings†   (source)
  • —Take a bit of doing, boss, retaliated that rough diamond palpably a bit peeved in response to the foregoing truism.†   (source)
  • This is involved in the foregoing power.†   (source)
  • The conclusion of the foregoing adventure.†   (source)
  • In which the foregoing story is farther continued.†   (source)
  • FNA1-@4 Add New York and Connecticut to the foregoing seven, and they will be less than a majority.†   (source)
  • A further explanation of the foregoing design.†   (source)
  • Who, hearing the foregoing discourse of Don Quixote, would not have set him down for a person of great good sense and greater rectitude of purpose?†   (source)
  • But this (as was remarked in the foregoing number of this paper) is more to be wished than expected, that it may be so considered and examined.†   (source)
  • We have already seen Partridge could not bear to have his learning attacked, nor could Jones bear some passage or other in the foregoing speech.†   (source)
  • No bills of rights appear annexed to the constitutions of the other States, except the foregoing, and their constitutions are equally silent.†   (source)
  • Sophia therefore immediately concluded, from the foregoing speech, that she was known, and pursued by her father.†   (source)
  • If the foregoing argument is a fallacy, certain it is that I am myself deceived by it, for it is, in my conception, one of those rare instances in which a political truth can be brought to the test of a mathematical demonstration.†   (source)
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  • The candidate considers loss of that district to be a foregone conclusion.
    foregone conclusion = a result that is certain to happen
  • Be the foregone evil what it might, how could they doubt that their earthly lives and future destinies were conjoined when they beheld at once the material union, and the spiritual idea, in whom they met, and were to dwell immortally together; thoughts like these—and perhaps other thoughts, which they did not acknowledge or define—threw an awe about the child as she came onward.   (source)
    foregone = done in the past
  • Two weeks earlier, on the first day of Williams's third trial, the outcome had seemed a foregone conclusion—so much so that the Savannah Morning News had announced in a weary headline, WILLIAMS FACES YET ANOTHER CONVICTION FOR MURDER.†   (source)
  • Above it a portrait of some foregone officer in a crumbling frame.†   (source)
  • Due to the unseasonably warm weather, they'd foregone sleeping in tents—which gave her an unparalleled view of the capital.†   (source)
  • No point doing any actual thought: it was a foregone conclusion that Crake would have some lateral-jump solution to his own question.†   (source)
  • "What's that, foregone conclusion then, you reckon, sir?" said the barman.†   (source)
  • War wasn't a foregone conclusion—Saddam Hussein could have complied and shown inspectors everything they wanted to see.†   (source)
  • I hardly had time to think about my own answer—why, it was taken to be a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • It was a connection, he said, that was more powerful than the one he felt to his Fugees teammates from other countries, a reminder that the gelling of the Fugees into a unit was by no means a foregone conclusion, particularly for the Under 15 team.†   (source)
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  • 'Yes,' she said absently, as if this was a foregone conclusion , and Paul supposed it was.†   (source)
  • When the district court—the institution that would determine her future—met to decide on the matter, the outcome seemed a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • A foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • Those were foregone times.†   (source)
  • An engagement was a foregone conclusion, and in July 1989, only a few weeks after she'd finished her degree, they were married.†   (source)
  • That Jefferson would be the Republican choice to oppose him in the election was a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • It had been a foregone conclusion on my father's part and on mine that I would go on to there after high school for my bachelor's degree.†   (source)
  • Then you would have foregone the pleasure of riding with me today.†   (source)
  • The result is foregone.†   (source)
  • "It was a foregone conclusion, right?" he said.†   (source)
  • When the trees opened out and they reached pavement, some city corner and its streetlight, they were so cold it was foregone they should go in the nearest cafe for coffee.†   (source)
  • It did not mean there was not enough to eat: it meant that every penny must be watched, new clothes foregone, amusements abandoned, holidays kept in the never-never-land of the future.†   (source)
  • The castle with its towers and battlements looms below them like some misty vision of foregone glory.†   (source)
  • The result was foregone; even Grimm doubtless knew that.†   (source)
  • Oh, hadn't you foregone your vengeance on—on Dyer?†   (source)
  • All the foregone days of virtue work their health into this.†   (source)
  • Its special feature was a foregone family confidence and sympathy.†   (source)
  • There then the lord saw
    That work of men foregone the first time of times.†   (source)
  • Then Eleanor seemed to come out of the night and stand by him, and he heard her throaty voice, with its tone of a fleecy-headed drum, repeating: "Is it worth a tear, is it worth an hour, To think of things that are well outworn; Of fruitless husk and fugitive flower, The dream foregone and the deed foreborne?"†   (source)
  • You said you'd foregone your vengeance.†   (source)
  • The favourable light in which this new thought showed itself by contrast with his foregone intentions cheered Jude, as he sat there, shabby and lonely; and it may be said to have given, during the next few days, the coup de grace to his intellectual career—a career which had extended over the greater part of a dozen years.†   (source)
  • And all have I foregone at that command, and with small complaint,—all save that fair young form that lies so coldly wed with death in the nest I had builded.†   (source)
  • There was the usual waiting and the important air assumed by the doctor, with which he was so familiar (resembling that which he himself assumed in court), and the sounding and listening, and the questions which called for answers that were foregone conclusions and were evidently unnecessary, and the look of importance which implied that "if only you put yourself in our hands we will arrange everything — we know indubitably how it has to be done, always in the same way for everybody alike."†   (source)
  • Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot.†   (source)
  • from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this one piled comber of my death!†   (source)
  • So Nicholas had a glassful, and being occupied with his own reflections, drank it, in happy innocence of all the foregone proceedings.†   (source)
  • There are faces which nature charges with a meaning and pathos not belonging to the single human soul that flutters beneath them, but speaking the joys and sorrows of foregone generations—eyes that tell of deep love which doubtless has been and is somewhere, but not paired with these eyes—perhaps paired with pale eyes that can say nothing; just as a national language may be instinct with poetry unfelt by the lips that use it.†   (source)
  • That it was possible even for justice itself to confound the innocent with the guilty when they were in accidental companionship, he knew already; and that deeply-laid plans for the destruction of inconveniently knowing or over-communicative persons, had been really devised and carried out by the Jew on more occasions than one, he thought by no means unlikely, when he recollected the general nature of the altercations between that gentleman and Mr. Sikes: which seemed to bear reference to some foregone conspiracy of the kind.†   (source)
  • As the question had no bearing, near or remote, on any foregone or subsequent transaction, I consider it to have been thrown out, like her previous approaches, in general conversational condescension.†   (source)
  • And now, according to Sergey Ivanovitch's account, the people had foregone this privilege they had bought at such a costly price.†   (source)
  • Until the gods came near the Akhaians gloried more, now that Akhilleus again had joined the fight so long foregone.†   (source)
  • —it seemed foregone your end of life was near at Hektor's hands, as Hektor was far stronger; but Akhaian officers in a rush laid hold of you, and Agamemnon, lord of the great plains, taking your right hand, said: "You've lost your head, my lord; no need of recklessness like this.†   (source)
  • Whenever two former Confederates met anywhere, there was never but one topic of conversation, and where a dozen or more gathered together, it was a foregone conclusion that the war would be spiritedly refought.†   (source)
  • It was a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • It was a foregone conclusion that she would not like his work.†   (source)
  • Isabel would become a Rome-lover; that was a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • Once they did, however, it was a foregone conclusion that her religious notions, not being grounded on any conviction or temperamental bias of her own, were not likely to withstand the shock.†   (source)
  • Wolf Larsen looked curiously at him, as though about to probe and vivisect him, then changed his mind, as from the foregone conclusion that there was nothing there to probe.†   (source)
  • In short, the characters and their relations are of a kind that the routineer critic has not yet learned to place; so that their misunderstanding was a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • One would have thought he must have understood that society was closed for him and Anna; but now some vague ideas had sprung up in his brain that this was only the case in old-fashioned days, and that now with the rapidity of modern progress (he had unconsciously become by now a partisan of every sort of progress) the views of society had changed, and that the question whether they would be received in society was not a foregone conclusion.†   (source)
  • And straight there passed a word From ear to ear, that thou and thy false lord Had poured peace offering upon wrath foregone.†   (source)
  • Even so it was with me when I was young: If ever we are nature's, these are ours; this thorn Doth to our rose of youth rightly belong; Our blood to us, this to our blood is born; It is the show and seal of nature's truth, Where love's strong passion is impress'd in youth: By our remembrances of days foregone, Such were our faults:—or then we thought them none.†   (source)
  • of mortals, be it repeated, departed from his customary habit to give him (metaphorically) one in the gizzard though, so far as politics themselves were concerned, he was only too conscious of the casualties invariably resulting from propaganda and displays of mutual animosity and the misery and suffering it entailed as a foregone conclusion on fine young fellows, chiefly, destruction of the fittest, in a word.†   (source)
  • But this denoted a foregone conclusion: 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream.†   (source)
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  • We all agreed that Soraya and I would forgo the Shirini-khori.†   (source)
  • When an apparently healthy person, especially a healthy young man, elects to forgo the enticements of the flesh, it shocks us, and we leer.†   (source)
  • With limited instruction, he had perfected the art of withholding his insights, forgoing his witticisms, curbing the use of metaphors, similes, and analogies—in essence, exercising every muscle of poetic restraint.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • ...forgoing my normal legal fee of forty-two hundred dollars.†   (source)
  • You will forgo comforts; you will live by duty alone.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I should be swooning by now Scaled back, triple-mortgaged, with stipulations to sell off some land and forgo a few improvements, Darrel's loan gets approved.†   (source)
  • I decide to forgo my own shower and call Six, instead.†   (source)
  • We cannot request that they forgo the keeping of an army entirely, much as we might like to.†   (source)
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  • So I'd have to forgo some privacy for a few days, so what?†   (source)
  • At first, when I was so ill in the hospital, I could forgo being imprinted.†   (source)
  • Mr. Arashino probably hoped Mother would forgo her profit and hold his kimono a few years until he could buy them back again; but she never seemed able to find them—or at least, that was what she said.†   (source)
  • For ten days following his father's death, he and his mother and Sonia eat a mourner's diet, forgoing meat and fish.†   (source)
  • So, Kvothe, do you still wish to forgo an anesthetic?†   (source)
  • Couldn't he have forgone a weekend in Vegas?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Redd had screeched, hearing his excuse to forgo his secretarial duties that day.†   (source)
  • Mine, too," Rogerson said, sliding his arm around my waist and forgoing the food as I leaned back against him, eating my Hamburger Helper-which was, quite honestly, one of the best meals I'd ever eaten.†   (source)
  • Forgoing my scrunchie, I let my hair have its way, and it falls curly and full around my shoulders and down my back.†   (source)
  • One council member even asked if they should forgo a formal vote and simply agree in principle to approve the idea.†   (source)
  • I would have forgone killing had that been possible, and so I took care of this early, and perfunctorily, as did Claudia; and as it neared time for us to leave, I was alone in the flat, waiting for her.†   (source)
  • Not for the firsttime it occurred to him that Ian's possession of the woman Geoffrey loved just as dearly (if secretly) allowed Ianto indulge in an odd sort of selfishness and an almost womanly hysteria that Geoffrey himself must forgo; after all, to the rest of the world he was only Misery's friend.†   (source)
  • Forgoing breakfast, he, Horst, and a group of other men hiked into Narda.†   (source)
  • Blanca had to forgo two of their meetings by the river in order for the young men to meet.†   (source)
  • She brought mimeographed sheets with advice on breast-feeding, too, once she heard that Norah planned to forgo bottles.†   (source)
  • At this point, I can see a dozen or so such figures, but the strong lights and shades created by the low-hanging branches prevent me from making any of them out clearly and I have had to forgo the small game I had been anticipating of guessing which of these fishermen is the Colonel at whose house I have just received such useful assistance.†   (source)
  • If any soul had forgone suicide only to crack under the humans' torture, they would not need me now.†   (source)
  • If a doctor was coming, that meant they were forgoing her retrial.†   (source)
  • I was hoping we could forgo the cheap shots.†   (source)
  • Matron was in the business of running a hospital, not converting souls; she decided it might be politically smart to forgo nun's habit.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Forgoing tourniquets altogether, Nigel immediately placed both hands directly against the injury.†   (source)
  • And against the advice of his dear deceased mother, Mo decided to take advantage of the moment and forgo righteousness.†   (source)
  • Either Qurong's allusion to wife was for the benefit of his general, or he'd forgone pleasure for the of sleep; no sound other than a soft steady snore reached Thomas's when he and William listened at what they assumed to be Qurong's chamber.†   (source)
  • Even if he decided to forgo the foundry in order to melt silicon at Vitro Glassworks or grind and burn calcium carbonate at Cementos de Mexicana-the prospects were equally barren and unforgiving.†   (source)
  • If she refuses, she returns to this life to complete the task, but she forgoes glory.†   (source)
  • It's too big a prize to forgo.†   (source)
  • For his sake, I would gladly forgo your ransom, but we need the gold too desperately.†   (source)
  • Forgoing the route of post and mortar in hole, they opted to use the large, flat pad-stones for the barn's foundation.†   (source)
  • If the forgoing argument is a fallacy, then I am deceived by it.†   (source)
  • At first he tries to eat all of everything, but as the meal progresses he finds he must forgo some things to keep his appetite and his taste buds functioning.†   (source)
  • Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mistaken identities, arguing his father is his mother, that sort of thing; intimations of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws-riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public-knock-kneed, droopstockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.†   (source)
  • My mother was able to forgo it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They agreed to forgo breakfast in favour of a swim.†   (source)
  • CHAPUYS (With a cold smile) One I must forgo.†   (source)
  • A street car raising its iron moan; stopping, belling and starting; stertorous; rousing and raising again its iron increasing moan and swimming its gold windows and straw seats on past and past and past, the bleak spark crackling and cursing above it like a small malignant spirit set to dog its tracks; the iron whine rises on rising speed; still risen, faints; halts, the faint stinging bell; rises again, still fainter, fainting, lifting, lifts, faints forgone: forgotten.†   (source)
  • And the men of Mars realized that in order to survive they would have to forgo asking that one question any longer: Why live?†   (source)
  • I forgo the blush, since there no longer seems to be a need for it.†   (source)
  • If it hurts even one percent more than the pain I'm feeling now, I'll forgo love.†   (source)
  • Since they've had such an intense few days, we've decided to forgo any big celebration.†   (source)
  • I see...Well, if I can't have my hammer, I will forgo my helmet and shield as well.†   (source)
  • You will forgo your season for a university in America.†   (source)
  • "Today," he said, "we shall forgo the Rimgar and instead cross our two blades, Naegling and Zar'roc.†   (source)
  • McMurphy hands back the cup, says, "No sir, ma'am, but I'll forgo the blindfold.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • — but unfortunately slit-had now decided to forgive Harry this lapse of memory and was keen to have lots of in-depth chats with him about Ron's feelings, a most uncomfortable experience that Harry would have happily forgone.†   (source)
  • She never saw why she would forgo the comfort and familiarity of her own home for the ordeal of flying and suitcase lugging.†   (source)
  • The beautiful weather seemed to mock them; Harry could imagine how it would have been if Durnbledore had not died, and they had had this time together at the very end of the year, Ginny's examinations finished, the pressure of homework lifted ...and hour by hour, he put off saying the thing that he knew he must say, doing what he knew it was right to do, because it was too hard to forgo his best source of comfort.†   (source)
  • Unlike the other reception, we were forgoing place cards and letting our guests sit wherever they liked.†   (source)
  • They make me out to be a saint, the daughter who has heroically forgone some glittering life of ease and privilege to stay home and look after her father.†   (source)
  • Whitney was still asleep, allowing me to forgo an explanation, which was handy since I didn't exactly have one.†   (source)
  • Remembering the staff Brom had always carried, Eragon had decided to forgo a new sword in favor of the length of knotted hawthorn.†   (source)
  • The staff feels this loss as painfully as John and I. (The house maids elected to forgo their white aprons today, leaving them in all black as they mourn.)†   (source)
  • So I'm going to forgo the niceties.†   (source)
  • I'd like to forgo your remaining balance in the hopes that you might consider us again for another one of your events.†   (source)
  • His earlier hunger had vanished during his bouts of mental combat with her, Saphira, and Glaedr, and in any case, he was more than willing to forgo a hot meal in exchange for the pleasure of her company.†   (source)
  • Thinking that the Italians were so disciplined as to forgo firing in thick cover, the Austrians ceased fire and charged with bayonets and trench clubs.†   (source)
  • I—I can't be expected to stay in this magical petting zoo for another minute, much less three weeks.... Then you will forgo your opportunity to testify, and we'll be obligated to drop the case," said Ms.†   (source)
  • Alessandro climbed like this for more than three hundred meters, talking to himself freely, discarding holds as soon as he had them, breathing ferociously, and forgoing rest when he reached a safe gallery or runway along the fissure.†   (source)
  • Some of the creatures were in diapers; others wore pinned towels, and two had forgone clothes entirely.†   (source)
  • Life holds no more joy for him if he has to forgo this affair.†   (source)
  • At noon I would forgo my lunch hour and run errands for the white men who were employed in the shop.†   (source)
  • I thought of the evening I was forgoing, with the lights coming out along the banks of the Seine, and the company I should have had there—for I was at the time concerned with two emancipated American girls who shared a garconniere in Auteuil—and wished I had not come.†   (source)
  • Thanks to this you can, from the very outset, teach a man to surrender benefits not that others may be happy in having them but that he may be unselfish in forgoing them.†   (source)
  • As the uneasiness and his reluctance to face it cut him off more and more from all real happiness, and as habit renders the pleasures of vanity and excitement and flippancy at once less pleasant and harder to forgo (for that is what habit fortunately does to a pleasure) you will find that anything or nothing is sufficient to attract his wandering attention.†   (source)
  • So we twain a night-tide
    Shall forgo the sword, if he dare yet to seek
    The war without weapons.†   (source)
  • K.'s uncle was always in a hurry, as he suffered from the unfortunate belief that he had a number things to do while he was in the big city and had to settle all of them in one day — his visits were only ever for one day — and at the same time thought he could not forgo any conversation or piece of business or pleasure that might arise by chance.†   (source)
  • Each morning Joachim would appear in his cousin's room dressed in white flannels, only to find he could not suppress his honest regrets, which sat deep in his soul and young muscles, that Hans Castorp had to forgo such splendid weather.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My cousin's profession makes it quite inappropriate for him to concern himself with politics, and I voluntarily forgo the pleasure—don't understand a thing about it.†   (source)
  • After a moment, however, he would exhale, forgo it all, wave it aside as if to say, "At ease!" and, having accomplished nothing, turn back to his coffee, which he had them brew extra-strong for him in a machine he had brought with him.†   (source)
  • These were hours—more than two, we admit it straight out, including a brief pause in the "labor" that now began for Holger, or actually, for virginal Miss Elly—hours of labor that went on so dreadfully long that they all were close to despairing of any result, and indeed were often tempted out of pure pity to forgo the experience and cut this short, for it truly seemed unmercifully hard work, beyond the fragile strength of her of whom it was demanded.†   (source)
  • Since your stay here appears not to be good for you—neither physically nor, if I am not mistaken, mentally—how would it be, if you were to forgo the pleasure of growing older here, in short, if you were to pack your things tonight and be on your way with one of the scheduled express trains tomorrow morning?†   (source)
  • Herr Settembrini was forced to limit his contribution to the Organization of Progress to oral reports, and he would have had to have forgone even those had it not been for the opportunity offered by Hans Castorp's friendly visits.†   (source)
  • Obliged, to some extent, to forgo dreaming in order to find the way, he reached the churchyard, and passed round it under the wall where several ancient trees grew.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Which also delicately implied that her son had been captured by mere beauty, and under its fascination had forgone all sorts of worldly advantages.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This eke have I heard say, that he, the fell monster,
    In his wan-heed recks nothing of weapons of war;
    Forgo I this therefore (if so be that Hygelac
    Will still be my man-lord, and he blithe of mood)
    To bear the sword with me, or bear the broad shield,
    Yellow-round to the battle; but with naught save the hand-grip
    With the foe shall I grapple, and grope for the life
    The loathly with loathly.†   (source)
  • Truly, having by this time said everything she could say in maintenance of her wonderfully mythical position, and in admonition to Mr Meagles that he must not expect to bear his honours of alliance too cheaply, Mrs Gowan was disposed to forgo the rest.†   (source)
  • "No, bwother, I have gwown mustaches myself," said Denisov on reading these documents, and he wrote to the German that, despite his heartfelt desire to serve under so valiant and renowned a general, he had to forgo that pleasure because he was already under the command of the Polish general.†   (source)
  • From the dining-room, of which, though already seen, and always to be seen at five o'clock, the general could not forgo the pleasure of pacing out the length, for the more certain information of Miss Morland, as to what she neither doubted nor cared for, they proceeded by quick communication to the kitchen—the ancient kitchen of the convent, rich in the massy walls and smoke of former days, and in the stoves and hot closets of the present.†   (source)
  • Compliments like this he could easily forego.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: Many think this is better spelled forgo and that this spelling should only be used to mean go before.
  • One day you may forego those striped pants for solid blue ones, just as Martina Crowe did today!†   (source)
  • Then I suppose I must forego the pleasure of continuing our combat at this time ....†   (source)
  • Please remember, if at any time you do not complete the activities outlined in my will, or if Mr. Hamilton is not pleased with your attitude, this endeavor will simply end, and you will forego the ultimate gift.†   (source)
  • The range of human knowledge today is so great that we're all specialists and the distance between specializations has become so great that anyone who seeks to wander freely among them almost has to forego closeness with the people around him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He'd talked the prosecutor into reducing the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, but because of the woman's long history of problems with the law, in exchange for the reduction the prosecutor had insisted that she forego probation and agree to serve her sentence in the county jail.†   (source)
  • I was offered a scholarship (the government would pay for my education no matter where or for how long), but the financial needs of my family made it necessary for me to forego that dream.†   (source)
  • He entered the Hall of Karma, requested audience with a representative of the Wheel, was shown into the presence of the Lord, who had had to forego probing him two days before.†   (source)
  • But, reconciled by his success, he yet refused to forego the privilege of criticizing this order.†   (source)
  • We shall forego the coming home drunken through the midnight streets, and the evening walk over the star-lit veld.†   (source)
  • I know now that it was simply because since papa had given him respectability through a wife there was nothing else he could want from papa and so not even sheer gratitude, let alone appearances, could force him to forego his own pleasure to the extent of taking a family meal with his wife's people.†   (source)
  • During the late afternoon and even until supper-time, his father had several times confidently remarked that Luter would come to his senses, forego this folly of hunting for a wife and eventually appear at the table in time for the meal ...However, though they waited almost an hour past the usual time, he never came.†   (source)
  • The pause on the threshold of nirvana, the resolution to forego until the end oftime (which never ends) immersion in the untroubled pool of eternity, represents a realization that the distinction between eternity and time is only apparent—made, perforce, by the rational mind, but dissolved in the perfect knowledge of the mind that has transcended the pairs of opposites.†   (source)
  • But now there wails, on that dark shore within the Veil, the same deep voice, THOU SHALT FOREGO!†   (source)
  • Happily Van Helsing has not summoned me, so I need not forego my sleep.†   (source)
  • He could not immediately forego his wild heritage and his memories of the Wild.†   (source)
  • Did she love him well enough to forego what had used to be essential points?†   (source)
  • Long he must stammer in his speech; often forego the living for the dead.†   (source)
  • Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?†   (source)
  • This nursing of the pain forego thee,
    That, like a vulture, feeds upon thy breast!†   (source)
  • Why should an author forego even one listener?" smiled Ivan.†   (source)
  • Under this inclination, moreover, there was a hope which he could not forego.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Peniston followed the rise and culmination of the season as keenly as the most active sharer in its gaieties; and, as a looker-on, she enjoyed opportunities of comparison and generalization such as those who take part must proverbially forego.†   (source)
  • The American substitution of /a/ for /e/ in /gray/ is not easily explained, nor is the substitution of /k/ for /c/ in /skeptic/ and /mollusk/, nor the retention of /e/ in /forego/, nor the unphonetic substitution of /s/ for /z/ in /fuse/, [Pg247] nor the persistence of the first /y/ in /pygmy/.†   (source)
  • I had no shelter—no covering—to get clothing was to forego all my advantage, to make myself a strange and terrible thing.†   (source)
  • Being able to possess it, I wrong myself and the life that is in me if I give it to you and forego the pleasure of possessing it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And Clyde, quite numb because of his defeat, yet unable to forego or deny the delight of being with her now, did his best to recover his mood—and think, think, think that in some way—somehow—maybe via that plan of that boat or in some other way!†   (source)
  • For the moment, while he lavished presents upon her, and performed all manner of services, he could rely on advantages not contained in his person, or in his intellect, could forego the endless, killing effort to make himself attractive.†   (source)
  • —the fact that (opportunity aiding, precious opportunity which had now come) it would be preposterous, with a child so endowed, to forego the help one might wrest from absolute intelligence?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was a distinct victory I had gained, and I refused to forego any of it by shaking his detestable hand.†   (source)
  • More than that, to find that she has not arrived at the stage of understanding that there are evenings on which anyone with the least shade of refinement of feeling should be willing to forego an amusement when she is asked to do so.†   (source)
  • And Clyde, listening at first with horror and in terror, later with a detached and philosophic calm as one who, entirely apart from what he may think or do, is still entitled to consider even the wildest and most desperate proposals for his release, at last, because of his own mental and material weakness before pleasures and dreams which he could not bring himself to forego, psychically intrigued to the point where he was beginning to think that it might be possible.†   (source)
  • But, though he worked in the sled in the day, White Fang did not forego the guarding of his master's property in the night.†   (source)
  • Meat, even meat itself, he would forego to be with his god, to receive a caress from him or to accompany him down into the town.†   (source)
  • it possible for her to stay behind till she might convey her to Bath herself after Christmas; but having engagements of her own which must take her from Kellynch for several weeks, she was unable to give the full invitation she wished, and Anne though dreading the possible heats of September in all the white glare of Bath, and grieving to forego all the influence so sweet and so sad of the autumnal months in the country, did not think that, everything considered, she wished to remain.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And what claims has Lydia—what attraction has she beyond youth, health, and good humor that could make him, for her sake, forego every chance of benefiting himself by marrying well?†   (source)
  • 'For my sake—for mine, Lenville—forego all idle forms, unless you would see me a blighted corse at your feet.'†   (source)
  • Miss Sharp calculated (for she became, as we shall hear speedily, inducted into most of the secrets of the family) that the mere payment of his creditors cost the honourable Baronet several hundreds yearly; but this was a delight he could not forego; he had a savage pleasure in making the poor wretches wait, and in shifting from court to court and from term to term the period of satisfaction.†   (source)
  • Then came the Teetotal Society, who complained that these same people would get drunk, and showed in tabular statements that they did get drunk, and proved at tea parties that no inducement, human or Divine (except a medal), would induce them to forego their custom of getting drunk.†   (source)
  • Harmony and uniformity are only secondary beauties in composition; many of these things are conventional, and, strictly speaking, it is possible to forego them; but without clear phraseology there is no good language.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, you know, deuce take it,' said this gentleman, looking round the board with an imbecile smile, 'we can't forego Blood, you know.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • And what was of still greater consequence to the merchant, it would be to forego his career in the midst of amazing success, and yield himself voluntarily once more a slave.†   (source)
  • And if for the sake of the bread of Heaven thousands shall follow Thee, what is to become of the millions and tens of thousands of millions of creatures who will not have the strength to forego the earthly bread for the sake of the heavenly?†   (source)
  • When she got her husband's letter, she knew then at the bottom of her heart that everything would go on in the old way, that she would not have the strength of will to forego her position, to abandon her son, and to join her lover.†   (source)
  • "I hope," said Mr. Kenge, "that the genial influence of Miss Summerson," he bowed to me, "may have induced Mr. Jarndyce," he bowed to him, "to forego some little of his animosity towards a cause and towards a court which are—shall I say, which take their place in the stately vista of the pillars of our profession?"†   (source)
  • On such an occasion the author chanced to call to memory a rhyme recording three names of the manors forfeited by the ancestor of the celebrated Hampden, for striking the Black Prince a blow with his racket, when they quarrelled at tennis: "Tring, Wing, and Ivanhoe, For striking of a blow, Hampden did forego, And glad he could escape so."†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Well, of course it's handy to have fair-sized ovens and kilns and glass-pots, and a good lot of things to use them for: though of course there are a good many such places, as it would be ridiculous if a man had a liking for pot-making or glass-blowing that he should have to live in one place or be obliged to forego the work he liked.†   (source)
  • Even the gentlest of the females, however, had received too much satisfaction in the late trials to forego their expectations of a gratifying exhibition, and there was but one voice in the request to proceed.†   (source)
  • And when something like that fulness of existence—love, wealth, ease, refinement, all that her nature craved—was brought within her reach, why was she to forego it, that another might have it,—another, who perhaps needed it less?†   (source)
  • He tried to add, "Forgive me," but said "Forego" and waved his hand, knowing that He whose understanding mattered would understand.†   (source)
  • She felt Edmund's kindness with all, and more than all, the sensibility which he, unsuspicious of her fond attachment, could be aware of; but that he should forego any enjoyment on her account gave her pain, and her own satisfaction in seeing Sotherton would be nothing without him.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, both political science and common sense teach us that in matters of state, and especially in the matter of war, private citizens must forego their personal individual will.†   (source)
  • Wherefore, from Magic I seek assistance,
    That many a secret perchance I reach
    Through spirit-power and spirit-speech,
    And thus the bitter task forego
    Of saying the things I do not know,—
    That I may detect the inmost force
    Which binds the world, and guides its course;
    Its germs, productive powers explore,
    And rummage in empty words no more!†   (source)
  • I lose fame, I lose honour, I lose the prospect of such greatness as scarce emperors attain to—I sacrifice mighty ambition, I destroy schemes built as high as the mountains with which heathens say their heaven was once nearly scaled—and yet, Rebecca," he added, throwing himself at her feet, "this greatness will I sacrifice, this fame will I renounce, this power will I forego, even now when it is half within my grasp, if thou wilt say, Bois-Guilbert, I receive thee for my lover."†   (source)
  • In aristocratic armies the officers are the conservative element, because the officers alone have retained a strict connection with civil society, and never forego their purpose of resuming their place in it sooner or later: in democratic armies the private soldiers stand in this position, and from the same cause.†   (source)
  • In one line by itself was an announcement of the first night of a new melodrama; in another line by itself was an announcement of the last six nights of an old one; a third line was devoted to the re-engagement of the unrivalled African Knife-swallower, who had kindly suffered himself to be prevailed upon to forego his country engagements for one week longer; a fourth line announced that Mr Snittle Timberry, having recovered from his late severe indisposition, would have the honour of appearing that evening; a fifth line said that there were 'Cheers, Tears, and Laughter!' every night; a sixth, that that was positively the last appearance of Mr Vincent Crummles of Provincial Celebrity.†   (source)
  • Although he had such particular business in London that evening, the Major consented to forego it upon Mr. Sedley's invitation to him to come home and partake of tea.†   (source)
  • I therefore pleaded another engagement; and observing that Mrs. Micawber's spirits were immediately lightened, I resisted all persuasion to forego it.†   (source)
  • More than a hundred Spanish dollars has that creatur' cost me the last two seasons, and yet I could not forego the wish to look upon her face once more.†   (source)
  • Mr. Wenham continued with the same fluent oratory, which in his place in Parliament he had so often practised—"I sat for an hour or more by Lord Steyne's bedside, beseeching, imploring Lord Steyne to forego his intention of demanding a meeting.†   (source)
  • He could not forego the pleasure of meeting his adversary under the eyes of the East; that there might be other competitors seemed not to enter his thought.†   (source)
  • He knew too that, regardless of all the pleasure he felt in taking a swarm, he must forego that pleasure, and leave the old man to see to the bees alone, while he talked to the peasants who had come after him to the bee-house.†   (source)
  • It may hereafter be in my power, or in yours (I hope it will), to procure him better preferment; but it must not be forgotten that no benefit of that sort would have been beyond his natural claims on us, and that nothing can, in fact, be an equivalent for the certain advantage which he is now obliged to forego through the urgency of your debts.†   (source)
  • "Most certainly, Emily would ruin everything," Lady Southdown said; and this time agreed to forego her usual practice, which was, as we have said, before she bore down personally upon any individual whom she proposed to subjugate, to fire in a quantity of tracts upon the menaced party (as a charge of the French was always preceded by a furious cannonade).†   (source)
  • In charge of the flowers and shrubs, and watching the growth of all the dumb excellences everywhere to be seen, could not he, like the man with the pruning-knife in his mouth, forego the days of his troubled life—forego them forgetting and forgotten?†   (source)
  • New York would neither be willing nor able to forego this advantage.†   (source)
  • Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?†   (source)
  • These drop the shield, and those the lance forego, Or on their shoulders bear the slacken'd bow.†   (source)
  • But now we can forget them, and, as we must, forego our passion.†   (source)
  • Fitzgerald has decided not to make a literal translation and to forego the attempt to repeat in English what the Greek repeats.†   (source)
  • Now, by that lord that called is Saint Jame,
    Thou shalt not both, although that thou wert wood,* *furious
    Be master of my body, and my good,* *property
    The one thou shalt forego, maugre* thine eyen.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She was faithful to her word; and when Willoughby called at the cottage, the same day, Elinor heard her express her disappointment to him in a low voice, on being obliged to forego the acceptance of his present.†   (source)
  • Anselmo, it is true, was somewhat more inclined to seek pleasure in love than Lothario, for whom the pleasures of the chase had more attraction; but on occasion Anselmo would forego his own tastes to yield to those of Lothario, and Lothario would surrender his to fall in with those of Anselmo, and in this way their inclinations kept pace one with the other with a concord so perfect that the best regulated clock could not surpass it.†   (source)
  • Forego the vantage of your horse, alight, And then on equal terms begin the fight: It shall be seen, weak woman, what you can, When, foot to foot, you combat with a man," He said.†   (source)
  • how forego
    Thy sweet converse, and love so dearly joined,
    To live again in these wild woods forlorn!†   (source)
  • So mayest thou live; till, like ripe fruit, thou drop
    Into thy mother's lap; or be with ease
    Gathered, nor harshly plucked; for death mature:
    This is Old Age; but then, thou must outlive
    Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty; which will change
    To withered, weak, and gray; thy senses then,
    Obtuse, all taste of pleasure must forego,
    To what thou hast; and, for the air of youth,
    Hopeful and cheerful, in thy blood will reign
    A melancholy damp of cold and dry
    To weigh thy spirits down, and last consume
    The balm of life.†   (source)
  • These are the foreign foes, whose impious band, Like that rapacious bird, infest our land: But soon, like him, they shall be forc'd to sea By strength united, and forego the prey.†   (source)
  • ** *unless **learn
    As homely as he rides amonges you,
    If ye him knew, it would be for your prow:* *advantage
    Ye woulde not forego his acquaintance
    For muche good, I dare lay in balance
    All that I have in my possession.†   (source)
  • *murmur
    For since I shall forego my liberty
    At your request, as ever may I thrive,
    Where as mine heart is set, there will I live
    And but* ye will assent in such mannere, *unless
    I pray you speak no more of this mattere.†   (source)
  • Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose That you resolv'd to effect.†   (source)
  • Must I needs forgo So good, so noble, and so true a master?†   (source)
  • In the name of God, who knows how I hurt, And of everything which might move your heart, Forgo, for now, the rights of paternity And release me from my vow of docility.†   (source)
  • Am I not utterly unclean, a wretch Doomed to be banished, and in banishment Forgo the sight of all my dearest ones, And never tread again my native earth; Or else to wed my mother and slay my sire, Polybus, who begat me and upreared?†   (source)
  • Most worthy sir, you therein throw away The absolute soldiership you have by land; Distract your army, which doth most consist Of war-mark'd footmen; leave unexecuted Your own renowned knowledge; quite forgo The way which promises assurance; and Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard From firm security.†   (source)
  • And when thou
    hast forgone [lost] thy friend, do diligence to get again another
    friend: and this is more wisdom than to weep for thy friend
    which that thou hast lorn [lost] for therein is no boot
    [advantage].†   (source)
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