Definition of foregone in English:

foregone

Syllabification: fore·gone
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌgôn
 
/
past participle of forego2.

adjective

[often postpositive] archaic Back to top  
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?

Phrases

a foregone conclusion

A result that can be predicted with certainty.
More 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.
Synonyms
certainty, inevitability, matter of course, predictable result
informal sure thing, no-brainer

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