• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Forwent for-went′ (Spens.) pa.t of forego.
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In literature:

But it was a vain thing, and I speedily forwent the thought of it.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
So forwent he the glory, 1470 The fair fame of valour.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous

In news:

The first Tintin adventure, which became his first book, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930), forwent the plodding, pane-by-pane mises-en-scène of most early comics in favor of an urgent montage and forward-driving plot.