foregone


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fore·gone

v. (fôr-gôn′, -gŏn′)
Past participle of forego1.
adj. (fôr′gôn′, -gŏn′)
Having gone before; previous.
Usage Note: The word foregone has recently developed a new meaning as a truncation of the phrase a foregone conclusion, as in It is by no means foregone that the team will relocate to Baltimore next season. But the usage has not gained broad acceptance. More than 80 percent of Usage Panelists disapproved of this usage in our 1997 survey.

foregone

(fɔːˈɡɒn; ˈfɔːˌɡɒn)
adj
gone or completed; past
foreˈgoneness n

fore•gone

(fɔrˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn, foʊr-; ˈfɔrˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn, ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
having gone before; previous; past.
[1590–1600]
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Adj.1.foregone - well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

foregone

adjective
a foregone conclusion certainty, open-and-shut case, sure thing, dead cert (informal), cert (informal), shoo-in (U.S. & Canad.) The result is a foregone conclusion.
Translations

foregone

[ˈfɔːgɒn]
A. PP of forego
B. ADJ it was a foregone conclusionera un resultado inevitable

foregone

[fɔːrˈgɒn] adj
it's a foregone conclusion → c'est à prévoir, c'est couru d'avance
The result is a foregone conclusion → Le résultat ne fait aucun doute.

foregone

ptp of forego
adj it was a foregone conclusiones stand von vornherein fest

foregone

[ˈfɔːˌgɒn]
1. pp of forego
2. adj it was a foregone conclusionera un risultato scontato

foregone

(ˈfoːgon) : a foregone conclusion
a result that is so obvious that it can be seen before it happens. It is a foregone conclusion who will win.
References in classic literature ?
Be the foregone evil what it might, how could they doubt that their earthly lives and future destinies were conjoined when they beheld at once the material union, and the spiritual idea, in whom they met, and were to dwell immortally together; thoughts like these -- and perhaps other thoughts, which they did not acknowledge or define -- threw an awe about the child as she came onward.
from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this one piled comber of my death!
Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot.
As the question had no bearing, near or remote, on any foregone or subsequent transaction, I consider it to have been thrown out, like her previous approaches, in general conversational condescension.