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foregoing

[fawr-goh-ing, fohr-] /fɔrˈgoʊ ɪŋ, foʊr-/
adjective
1.
previously stated, written, or occurring; preceding:
The foregoing paragraph presents the problem.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see forego1, -ing2
Synonyms
precedent, previous, prior, earlier, former.

forego1

[fawr-goh, fohr-] /fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), forewent, foregone, foregoing.
1.
to go before; precede.
Origin
before 900; Middle English forgon, forgan, Old English foregān. See fore-, go1
Related forms
foregoer, noun

forego2

[fawr-goh, fohr-] /fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), forewent, foregone, foregoing.
1.
Related forms
foregoer, noun
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Examples for foregoing
  • Native speakers have no difficulty with the foregoing.
  • Specialists in modeling, control and optimization of the foregoing technology applications are also encouraged to apply.
  • Rather, he champions non-intervention: foregoing attempts to remake the world by military means, including sanctions.
  • The defendant presented an affidavit of the foregoing facts, and claims that he is not liable upon civil process.
  • The article has been recast to correct the foregoing errors.
  • foregoing accountability, on the other hand, often fails to result in the hoped for benefits.
  • We realize that many objections could be raised to the foregoing thumbnail sketch of leftist psychology.
  • Every state expenditure requires foregoing the expenditure on something else.
  • Spending all of one's money on consumption or foregoing it in order to build wealth.
  • So that should settle the matter, were the foregoing dictionary quotations not sufficient.
British Dictionary definitions for foregoing

foregoing

/fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (esp of writing or speech) going before; preceding

forego1

/fɔːˈɡəʊ/
verb -goes, -going, -went, -gone
1.
to precede in time, place, etc
Derived Forms
foregoer, noun
Word Origin
Old English foregān

forego2

/fɔːˈɡəʊ/
verb -goes, -going, -went, -gone
1.
(transitive) a variant spelling of forgo
Derived Forms
foregoer, noun
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Word Origin and History for foregoing
forego
O.E. forgan "go away, pass over, leave undone," from for- "away" + gan "go." Usually in foregone conclusion, which was popularized in Shakespeare's "Othello" [III.iii], but his sense was not necessarily the main modern one of "a decision already formed before the case is argued." Related: Foregoing; foregone. The similar foredone is now archaic, replaced by done for.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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