foregoing

[ fawr-goh-ing, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ ɪŋ, foʊr- /

adjective

previously stated, written, or occurring; preceding: The foregoing paragraph presents the problem.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of foregoing

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at forego1, -ing2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for foregoing

British Dictionary definitions for foregoing

foregoing
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) (esp of writing or speech) going before; preceding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012