foregone

[fawr-gawn, -gon, fohr-; fawr-gawn, -gon, fohr-]
adjective
1.
that has gone before; previous; past.
2.
determined in advance; inevitable.

Origin:
1590–1600; fore- + gone

foregoneness, noun
unforegone, adjective
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forego

1 [fawr-goh, fohr-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), forewent, foregone, foregoing.
to go before; precede.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forgon, forgan, Old English foregān. See fore-, go1

foregoer, noun

forego

2 [fawr-goh, fohr-]
verb (used with object), forewent, foregone, foregoing.

foregoer, noun
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forego1 (fɔːˈɡəʊ)
 
vb , -goes, -going, -went, -gone
to precede in time, place, etc
 
[Old English foregān]
 
fore'goer1
 
n

forego2 (fɔːˈɡəʊ)
 
vb , -goes, -going, -went, -gone
(tr) a variant spelling of forgo
 
fore'goer2
 
n

foregone (fɔːˈɡɒn, ˈfɔːˌɡɒn)
 
adj
gone or completed; past
 
fore'goneness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

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.
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Example sentences
But their ascension was hardly a foregone conclusion: no other mammal has
  conquered the air.
Long viewed as a stately procession to a foregone conclusion, planetary
  formation turns out to be startlingly chaotic.
Deniers, on the other hand, interpret that same evidence only as it might
  support their foregone conclusions.
It would seem to me that human-induced global-warming is a foregone conclusion.
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