forewent


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fore·went

 (fôr-wĕnt′)
v.
Past tense of forego1.

forewent

(fɔːˈwɛnt)
vb
the past tense of forego

fore•go1

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t., v.i. -went, -gone, -go•ing.
to go before; precede.
[before 900]
fore•go′er, n.

fore•go2

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t. -went, -gone, -go•ing.
References in classic literature ?
She imagined, and perhaps very wisely, that she should enjoy more agreeable minutes with the captain than with a much prettier fellow; and forewent the consideration of pleasing her eyes, in order to procure herself much more solid satisfaction.
He had learned well the law of club and fang, and he never forewent an advantage or drew back from a foe he had started on the way to Death.