Definition of foregone in English:

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Pronunciation: /fôrˈɡôn/
past participle of forego2.


[often postpositive] archaic
Past: poets dream of lives foregone in worlds fantastical
More example sentences
  • Therefore, bemoaning the past or longing for a return of foregone days in some way denies the person one already is.
  • We stood apart in ideas but together in mourning of a foregone moment, of black communities with a long gone connectedness although just as much disagreement.
  • Must we just tag along to the daily chores of a stringent society, which has turned itself so vulnerable to the traditional boundaries of a foregone age?


a foregone conclusion

A result that can be predicted with certainty.
Example sentences
  • Sport is never that engaging when the result is a foregone conclusion.
  • Although the votes are still being counted the results are a foregone conclusion.
  • They knew pretty early on the result was a foregone conclusion, Labour were too far ahead to be caught.
certainty, inevitability, matter of course, predictable result
informal sure thing, no-brainer

Words that rhyme with foregone

aide-de-camp, aides-de-camp, anon, Asunción, au courant, begone, Bonn, bon vivant, Caen, Canton, Carcassonne, Ceylon, chaconne, chateaubriand, ci-devant, Colón, colon, Concepción, con (US conn), cretonne, don, Duchamp, Evonne, fromage blanc, Gabon, Garonne, gone, guenon, hereupon, Inchon, Jean, john, Jon, Le Mans, León, Luzon, Mont Blanc, Narbonne, odds-on, on, outgone, outshone, Perón, phon, piñon, Pinot Blanc, plafond, Ramón, Saigon, Saint-Saëns, Sand, Schwann, scone, shone, side-on, sine qua non, Sorbonne, spot-on, swan, thereon, thereupon, ton, Toulon, undergone, upon, Villon, wan, whereon, whereupon, won, wonton, yon, Yvonne

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Syllabification: fore·gone

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