verb (used with object), for·went, for·gone, for·go·ing.
Related formsfor·go·er, nounun·for·gone, adjective
Examples from the Web for forgone
Most people have no idea how much money they have forgone in wages because of those benefits.Are Gold-Plated Health Benefits Making American Workers Worse Off?|Megan McArdle|January 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The true Nixon-in-China opportunity was forgone in smaller policy specifics that will fail to capture the imagination.
The boys went back to the hotel for breakfast, which even Bob had forgone in order to get earlier news of the boat.The Motor Boys in Strange Waters|Clarence Young
In her hands now lay the sinews of a war she had forgone all need of waging.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then too the advance of refinement causes words to be forgone, which are felt to speak too plainly.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
We started rather late, in the tea interval, and nobody took the least interest in what was considered a forgone conclusion.Lawn Tennis for Ladies|Mrs. Lambert Chambers
We would have much rather waited on ourselves, and we wished Mrs. Martin had forgone the usual number of courses.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey