Definition of foregone in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɔːˈɡɒn/


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: the result of her trial was a foregone conclusion
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  • 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, predictable result, predictable outcome, inevitability, matter of course, racing certainty
informal sure thing, cert, dead cert

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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