- to go before; precede.
Origin of forego1
Examples from the Web for foregoes
In it, he foregoes a stunt double and suits up for scene after scene of brutal fights.Josh Brolin On His Toughest Role Yet (Watch Video)
November 27, 2013
She accepts the disadvantages of wifehood and foregoes the advantages.Possessed
Thus he foregoes his wrath, and flings resentment from him like a mantle.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
But she goes to the sick child, and she foregoes the concert.Not Guilty
Gerard foregoes his evening pipe, because the smoking-room does not look to the front.Red as a Rose is She
It foregoes great future benefit for slight present gratification.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
- to precede in time, place, etc
- (tr) a variant spelling of forgo
Word Origin and History for foregoes
Phrase foregone conclusion popularized in "Othello" [III.iii], but Shakespeare's sense was not necessarily the main modern one of "a decision already formed before the case is argued." Othello says it of Cassio's dream, and it is clear from the context that Othello means Cassio actually has been in bed with Desdemona before he allegedly dreamed it.