Definition of foregone in English:

foregone

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Pronunciation: /fɔːˈgɒn
 
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past participle of forego2

adjective

[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?
    Synonyms
    past, former, earlier, previous, prior, bygone, old, of old, ancient, long-ago; forgotten
    literary of yore
    rare forepassed

Phrases

a foregone conclusion

A result that can be predicted with certainty: the result of her trial was a foregone conclusion
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, predictable result, predictable outcome, inevitability, matter of course, racing certainty
informal sure thing, cert, dead cert

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