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forewent

[fawr-went, fohr-] /fɔrˈwɛnt, foʊr-/
verb
1.
simple past tense of forego.

forego1

[fawr-goh, fohr-] /fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), forewent, foregone, foregoing.
1.
to go before; precede.
Origin
900
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 forewent
  • After that, he forewent his law career and became a full-time theatrical actor.
  • He thus forewent seeing his children for three months.
  • He closed his office and relocated his business to a model home on the property, and he forewent other brokering opportunities.
  • They may have thought they never needed it, and they forewent that some years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for forewent

forewent

/fɔːˈwɛnt/
verb
1.
the past tense of forego1

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 forewent
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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