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forgo
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 3 uses
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exact meaning not specified
Definition
do without
  • After many days, when time sufficed for the people to arrange their thoughts in reference to the foregoing scene, there was more than one account of what had been witnessed on the scaffold.
    Chapter 24 — Conclusion (1% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 — Conclusion (29% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
a foregone conclusion
Definition
done in the past
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 — The Child at the Brookside (12% in)

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