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foregone conclusion

noun
1.
an inevitable conclusion or result.
2.
a conclusion, opinion, or decision formed in advance of proper consideration of evidence, arguments, etc.
Origin of foregone conclusion
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • Still less have we a right to take innocent facts and construct upon them a guilty hypothesis to suit our foregone conclusion.

  • Why has it taken so many generations to reach a foregone conclusion?

  • But what happened was as we now look back at those proceedings, an inevitable occurrence, a foregone conclusion.

    William Lloyd Garrison Archibald H. Grimke
  • Then McCandless voiced what the Captain had already taken to be a foregone conclusion.

    Decision Frank M. Robinson
  • You will become a foregone conclusion, one of those men condemned inevitably to do one and the same thing.

    The Thirteen Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for foregone conclusion

foregone conclusion

noun
1.
an inevitable result or conclusion
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