• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foregoer A purveyor of the king; -- so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household.
    • n Foregoer One who forbears to enjoy.
    • Foregoer One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor; a progenitor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foregoer One who goes before another; hence, a predecessor; an ancestor; a progenitor.
    • n foregoer A harbinger; a forerunner.
    • n foregoer See forgoer.
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymologically forgoer,


In literature:

We learn one or two things about Benjamin from the foregoing, which the reader may ponder with benefit to himself.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
But each of the foregoing three classes has its use for the inventor.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
There were many little incidents at Shiloh that came under my personal observation that I did not mention in the foregoing sketch.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
The foregoing scriptures are but a few out of the many plain texts from the word of God teaching us the glorious doctrine of holiness.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
Examination will reveal the fact of the whole of the surfaces that have been wetted, being raised or roughened under the foregoing operations.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
In the foregoing pages I have endeavored to give outlines, analogies, and suggestions which seem to fortify the conviction referred to.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
It seems hardly needful to say that the foregoing considerations are all strictly applicable to SUCH AS FURNISH THE MATERIALS for the distiller.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
From the foregoing one will recognize the naming, by the Negroes themselves, of the parts of their rhymed song, as "call," and "answer.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
To illustrate the foregoing, Figs.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
But as an evidence of honest criticism, and in pleasing contrast with the foregoing, I give the following.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter

In poetry:

Then all himself, all joy and calm,
Though for a while his hand forego,
Just as it touched, the martyr's palm,
He turns him to his task below;
"St. Peter's Day" by John Keble
Him canst thou comfort, ease, relieve, defend;
But if he will thy friendly checks forego,
Thou art, oh? woe for me, his deadliest foe?"
"Tale XIV" by George Crabbe
"Forego thy dreams of lettered ease,
Put thou the scholar's promise by,
The rights of man are more than these."
He heard, and answered: "Here am I!"
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But truth is sacred—ay, and must be told:
There is a story long beloved of man;
We must forego it, for it will not hold—
Nature had no such plan.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
And all life's splendid joys forego,
Walled in with night and senseless stone,
If at the last my heart might know
Through all the dark one joy alone.
"The Last Prayer" by William Wilfred Campbell
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
The lustre of the eye?
Is it for beauty to forego her wreath?
Yes, but not for this alone.
"Growing Old" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

News of Cummins' cutbacks comes during meeting, reinforcing decision to forego more pay for members.
Shippensburg's standout QB Zach Zulli show leadership in foregoing records.
Foregoing immunizations puts child and others at risk.
Ambassadors Int'l CEO Foregoes Comp Pkg .
Forego Could Be Next for Poseidon 's Warrior.
I SUPPOSE HE could have pledged to forego summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard and promise instead to take Michelle and the girls down to the Florida Panhandle.
The foregoing is a summation of "analysis" from conservative pundits and media figures.
More and more tablet users are foregoing the high cost of a cellular data plan for tablets and opting instead for "good-enough" Wi-Fi.
Learn how to work flexibility training into your routine without foregoing strength or size.
Judy Dahl They're foregoing bells and whistles for tools that improve efficiency and security.
A year later, the results are stark: at least five babies have died and more women are foregoing prenatal care, with sometimes tragic consequences.
It's a tell-tale sign of strained relations between nations: when their leaders meet they forego the photo op.
People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting .
Major economies, starting with the G7, should agree to forego currency intervention, except in rare circumstances agreed to by others.
If you're experiencing financial challenges, it might be tempting to forego contributions to – or even withdraw funds from – your retirement accounts.

In science:

The first application we shall make of the foregoing principles, will be to the theory of the Leyden phial.
An Essay on the Application of mathematical Analysis to the theories of Electricity and Magnetism
Non-infinit descent of such iterations is added as a mild additional axiom schema (πO ) to Theory PRA = PR + (abstr) of Primitive Recursion with predicate abstraction, out of foregoing part RFC 1.
RCF2: Evaluation and Consistency
Proof: Look at ν -naturality diagram in foregoing section, and take special case χ : A → 2 for f : A → B .
RCF2: Evaluation and Consistency
According to the foregoing, conditions (i) and (ii) hold for N ≥ 3.
Improved Sequential Stopping Rule for Monte Carlo Simulation
One can readily see that, as could be expected given the foregoing results, the concentration of citations received has also decreased considerably since the beginning of last century, a result that simply reflects the exponential increase in the number of papers published and cited.
The decline in the concentration of citations, 1900-2007