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foregone

[ fawr-gawn, -gon; fawr-gawn, -gon, ]
/ fɔrˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn; ˈfɔrˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn, /
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adjective
that has gone before; previous; past.
determined in advance; inevitable.
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Origin of foregone

First recorded in 1590–1600; fore- + gone

OTHER WORDS FROM foregone

fore·gone·ness, nounun·fore·gone, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foregone

foregone
/ (fɔːˈɡɒn, ˈfɔːˌɡɒn) /

adjective
gone or completed; past

Derived forms of foregone

foregoneness, noun
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