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foregone conclusion

an inevitable conclusion or result.
a conclusion, opinion, or decision formed in advance of proper consideration of evidence, arguments, etc.
Origin of foregone conclusion
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why has it taken so many generations to reach a foregone conclusion?

  • That she would hate a soulless creature he accepted as a foregone conclusion.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • But his judgment was a foregone conclusion; Mr. Flaxman Reed was not large-minded.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • Then McCandless voiced what the Captain had already taken to be a foregone conclusion.

    Decision Frank M. Robinson
  • Our defeat is a foregone conclusion: the Senoussi is too strong for us.

British Dictionary definitions for foregone conclusion

foregone conclusion

an inevitable result or conclusion
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