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foregone conclusion

an inevitable conclusion or result.
a conclusion, opinion, or decision formed in advance of proper consideration of evidence, arguments, etc.
Origin of foregone conclusion
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for foregone conclusion
  • The electoral-vote result in ninety per cent of the country would still be a foregone conclusion, no matter how close the race.
  • But let me quickly add that success was never a foregone conclusion.
  • But their ascension was hardly a foregone conclusion: no other mammal has conquered the air.
  • The presence of a designer is not a foregone conclusion.
  • It would seem to me that human-induced global-warming is a foregone conclusion.
  • But a risk factor is not the same thing as a foregone conclusion.
  • My feeling is that color prejudice in country as segregated as ours has to be somewhat of a foregone conclusion.
  • Furthermore, it's not a foregone conclusion that they are salmon fishing.
  • The result of his trial, therefore, could hardly have been other than a foregone conclusion.
  • Having said that, it is not a foregone conclusion these are long term trends or even trends at all.
British Dictionary definitions for foregone conclusion

foregone conclusion

an inevitable result or conclusion
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