[fawr-went, fohr-]
simple past tense of forego. Unabridged


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

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

foregoer, noun


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

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

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

forewent (fɔːˈwɛnt)
the past tense of forego

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Word Origin & History

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
After that, he forewent his law career and became a full-time theatrical actor.
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.
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