• WordNet 3.6
    • v forego lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime "you've forfeited your right to name your successor","forfeited property"
    • v forego do without or cease to hold or adhere to "We are dispensing with formalities","relinquish the old ideas"
    • v forego be earlier in time; go back further "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Forego To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles. "Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone .""For which the very mother's face forewent The mother's special patience."
    • Forego To quit; to relinquish; to leave. "Stay at the third cup, or forego the place."
    • Forego To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated. "All my patrimony,,
      If need be, I am ready to forego ."
      "Thy lovers must their promised heaven forego .""He] never forewent an opportunity of honest profit."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forego To go before; precede.
    • forego To go forward; go on.
    • forego See forgo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Forego fōr-gō′ to go before, precede: chiefly used in its pr.p. foregō′ing and pa.p. foregone′
    • v.t Forego fōr-gō′ to give up: to forbear the use of
    • Forego Better Forgō′
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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
AS. foregān,; fore, + gān, to go; akin to G. vorgehen, to go before, precede. See Go (v. i.)


In literature:

The foregoing classification is not quite adequate nor wholly logical.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Most of the foregoing plans are worked intermittently.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
As indicated by the foregoing, Washington returned his commission, and other officers did the same.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Nevertheless the foregoing directions should be carefully adhered to.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
The foregoing are the principal causes making for high exchange.
"Elements of Foreign Exchange" by Franklin Escher
Do not from the foregoing remark conclude that Dic was selfish in his lack of pain at parting from Rita.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
It was a moment of joy he would not lightly forego.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The foregoing description gives the final products of the chemical changes that take place in the storage battery.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Again note Lister's punctuation here and in the foregoing notes.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
And here is reached the stage to which the foregoing considerations are introductory.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer

In poetry:

And not in vain in this soft air
Shall hard-strung nerves relax,
Not all in vain the o'erworn brain
Forego its daily tax.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Methinks the spirit's temper grows
Too soft in this still air;
Somewhat the restful heart foregoes
Of needed watch and prayer.
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In brief oblivion to forego
Friends, such as thine, so justly dear,
And be awhile with me content
To stay, a kindly loiterer, here:
"To Charles Lloyd: An Unexpected Visitor" by Charles Lamb
“And burdened in the noontide sun,
The grateful shade of home forego—­
Could he be right—­I ask as one
Who fain would know?”
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
But fix'd unalterable Care
Foregoes not what she feels within,
Shows the same sadness everywhere,
And slights the season and the scene.
"The Shrubbery, Written In A Time Of Affliction" by William Cowper
O weary wanderer! Best forego
This questioning of wind and wave.
For you the sunshine and the snow,
The womb, the cradle, and the grave.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

UNC sophomore tailback Giovani Bernard will forego his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL draft, the school announced on Friday morning.
Sometimes the best landscape painters forego painting the land entirely.
Online reports that the curviest coach of 'The Voice' sat down with Chelsea Handler and discussed her love of foregoing her skivvies.
In a stunning development, federal judge Denise Cote today approved the DoJ's settlement with publishers over alleged e-book price-fixing—just a day after US attorneys asked the court to forego a hearing and approve the deal.
First Defence romps in the Forego.
Now, Americans would rather the government send them a check and food stamps and forego a nicer home and car and better education.
UNC sophomore tailback Giovani Bernard will forego his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL draft , the school announced on Friday morning.
It's been hot and dry, but it's never so uncomfortable that my husband and I forego grilling during the steamy summer months.
Every year, nearly a million adults in New Jersey forego needed medical treatment because they cannot afford to pay.
Straight players foregoing bows because of the impractical nuisance — the homophobic saying is readily known in softball circles at many ages.
Comment Foregoing Nutrition and Hydration .
Apple CEO Tim Cook is foregoing about $75 million in payouts tied mostly to the restricted shares he received when he replaced the late Steve Jobs last year.
Just hearing the words "head lice" is enough to make you start itching , but now a new medication appears to be highly effective and allows parents to forego combing through every strand of hair.
All-Big Ten defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins announced on Monday he will forego his senior season to turn pro.
Thompson says there's 90 percent chance he'll go to college, forego MLB draft.

In science:

Of course, in the opposite case it can be validly inferred from figure 2 that the correct classification can be obtained, but the sheer length of the required signal would render the 0-1 test impractical for the foregoing situation.
Probing Hamiltonian dynamics by means of the 0-1 test for chaos
The foregoing can be summarized as three conditions on the characteristic nucleon interaction time scale τint ; the neutron decay lifetime τn ; the characteristic cycle time of confinement τcycle ; and the total proton confinement time τconf : (i) τint (cid:29) τcycle ; (ii) τn > τcycle ; (iii) τint (cid:28) τconf .
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
In the foregoing discussion we argued that Eq. (25) prevents correlations from decaying after they have been generated, and that this corresponds to neglecting evolution of the background fields.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
On the basis of the foregoing discussion, we expect this behaviour to represent the correct infrared physics in a large class of theories.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
The foregoing results impose severe restrictions to the computation of the LLE from time series, since it is known that the number of data points required to estimate the LLE is about the square of that needed to estimate the embedding dimension .
Efficient time series detection of the strong stochasticity threshold in Fermi-Pasta-Ulam oscillator lattices