foregather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v foregather collect in one place "We assembled in the church basement","Let's gather in the dining room"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Foregather Same as Forgather.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foregather See forgather.
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Usage

In literature:

Of the twenty-two men who had plunged, only nineteen foregathered at the far side.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
It was on the cliffs of La Heve we foregathered.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
Our watch-dog, too, was foregathering with them.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
Here he once more foregathered with educated people, particularly with some young Armenians.
"Maxim Gorki" by Hans Ostwald
The group that had foregathered about Mrs. Ramsey's tea-table that Thursday afternoon had scattered and gone its several ways.
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
The market-day came on the morning after the day John Splendid and I foregathered with my Lord Archibald.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
And the sounds of others foregathering could be plainly heard.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
That is to say, it was scandal that passed surreptitiously from lip to lip, and was rarely spoken where more than two people foregathered.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
The remaining six were foregathered from the length and breadth of the Pacific.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Two weeks passed by and Labor Day came near, when all the hardy miners foregathered in Globe and Miami and engaged in the sports of their kind.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
So we, who foregathered yesterday afternoon in the shipping office, are lashed together for another four months.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
To him foregathers HARCOURT.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 17, 1890." by Various
It was to decide this that, in the heat of August, the directors and the president had foregathered.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
If he still foregathered wi' our rough fisher-lads, we wouldn't like it.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
There was exhilaration in the thought of foregathering once more with Archy, of going ashore in a new port.
"Command" by William McFee
Where these biggest fish foregather ultimately has always been a mystery to me.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Several up-country going men were here foregathered.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
As for Jacoba, she foregathered with Meredith as often as she had opportunity.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
But ye'll no foregather with the villin no more, will ye?
"The Sapphire Cross" by George Manville Fenn
They had off-saddled together, and were foregathering after the manner of casually met campaigners.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

And why have the neighbours foregathered so gently,
Their horses a-doze at the fence in a row?
And what are they talkin' of, softly, intently?
And why are the women-folk lingering so?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
And he cried, brave Highlanders you are always in the hottest of the fight,
Now make ready for the bayonet charge with all your might;
And remember our country and your forefathers
As soon as the enemy and ye foregathers.
"The Battle of Alexandria" by William Topaz McGonagall