that has gone before; previous; past.
determined in advance; inevitable.
- fore·gone·ness, noun
- un·fore·gone, adjective
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How to use foregone in a sentence
It was not a foregone conclusion that her jump from network prime time to the platform that has become the vanguard of the streaming revolution would prove so remarkably successful.Shonda Rhimes Already Knows What You're Going to Watch Next | Judy Berman | January 5, 2022 | Time
So it’s not a foregone conclusion that states like Georgia, which has received national attention for pushing stringent and anti-democratic voter laws, will actually see lower turnout — at least probably not as a result of the restrictions.
Still, not a single one of these projections is a foregone conclusion.There’s No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis | by Abrahm Lustgarten | October 28, 2021 | ProPublica
As one of the PlayStation’s most recognizable characters, his inclusion seemed a foregone conclusion.Press F for these fan favorites that ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ snubbed | Alyse Stanley, Jhaan Elker | October 27, 2021 | Washington Post
In style and rhetoric, McAuliffe sought to convey to voters the impression that his nomination is a foregone conclusion — even down to a stately office backdrop on screen that was centered by a large sectional couch.
To be sure, Republican rule of the Senate is not a foregone conclusion.The 2014 Election Is Yet Another Scrum in the Culture Wars | Lloyd Green | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, to members of the Yes campaign in the final days, victory was a foregone conclusion.
As Egyptians go to the polls, the election of a new strongman is a foregone conclusion.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo | Frank G. Wisner | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In his home state, Brian Sandoval is a foregone lock to be reelected governor.
Usually the Best Picture winner is a foregone conclusion by this point—did anyone really think The Artist or Argo would lose?And the Best Picture Oscar Goes to… ‘12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Gravity,’ or ‘American Hustle?’ | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He must have seen, long before November 1292, that an adverse decision was a foregone conclusion.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that I shall never hear a good performance of one of my operas.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Finally, a foregone conclusion against her had stolen into Theodore's mind, and this she could not conquer.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
General opinion in financial circles leans to idea that new policy is foregone failure.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
Unless they were captured, it was a foregone conclusion that Trymore and Pringle would try to reach the car.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for foregone
gone or completed; past
- foregoneness, noun
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