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Definition do without
  • You will have to forgo alcohol.
forgo = do without
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She decided to forgo her senior season to enter the WNBA.
  • forgo = do without
  • If the forgoing argument is a fallacy, then I am deceived by it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Life holds no more joy for him if he has to forgo this affair.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • These drop the shield, and those the lance forego, Or on their shoulders bear the slacken'd bow.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • (editor's note:  This is more commonly spelled forgo.)
  • Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?
    George Washington  --  Washington's Farewell Address
  • (editor's note:  This is more commonly spelled forgo.)
  • But now there wails, on that dark shore within the Veil, the same deep voice, THOU SHALT FOREGO!
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • (editor's note:  This is more commonly spelled forgo.)
  • Then I suppose I must forego the pleasure of continuing our combat at this time ....
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • (editor's note:  This is more commonly spelled forgo.)
  • Forgoing the route of post and mortar in hole, they opted to use the large, flat pad-stones for the barn's foundation.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • They agreed to forgo breakfast in favour of a swim.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout

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2  —as in:
a foregone conclusion
Definition done in the past
  • It is a foregone conclusion.
foregone conclusion = a conclusion that is certain to be reached
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The election outcome is a foregone conclusion.
  • foregone conclusion = a result that is certain to happen
  • She dreams of foregone times.
  • foregone = former (in the past)
  • The candidate considers loss of that district to be a foregone conclusion.
  • foregone conclusion = a result that is certain to happen
  • Ho, ho! 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!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And now, according to Sergey Ivanovitch's account, the people had foregone this privilege they had bought at such a costly price.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Isabel would become a Rome-lover; that was a foregone conclusion.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • It was a foregone conclusion.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • "It was a foregone conclusion, right?" he said.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The result was foregone; even Grimm doubtless knew that.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August

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