- previously stated, written, or occurring; preceding: The foregoing paragraph presents the problem.
Origin of foregoing
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- to go before; precede.
Origin of forego1
Examples from the Web for foregoing
So why might the inspirational woman be foregoing future cover shoots?Burberry Responds to Toxic Chemical Allegations; Carey Mulligan Jokes About Destroying Oscar Dress
The Fashion Beast Team
January 24, 2014
And finally, Step 7: “If you think all of the foregoing is mad, just watch and learn.”Fringe Factor: 7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama
January 5, 2014
Attack Syrian government military targets with cruise missiles, drones, or with the foregoing plus piloted U.S. aircraft.Obama’s New Syria Options
Leslie H. Gelb
August 25, 2013
Remember, the foregoing examples are exclusively taken from radio commentary spoken in 2009.Rush the Race-Baiter
October 16, 2009
Trusting you will be able to concur in the foregoing suggestions.Explorations in Australia
The rest of my theory is embodied in the foregoing narrative.
Put it into a freezer, and proceed as in the foregoing receipt.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
This fictitious correspondence of mine is to blame for the foregoing digression.The Uncommercial Traveller
Our numbers will indicate where they are to be found in the foregoing collection.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
- (prenominal) (esp of writing or speech) going before; preceding
- to precede in time, place, etc
- (tr) a variant spelling of forgo
Word Origin and History for foregoing
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.