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Usage examples for foregone

  1. To graduate first of her year appeared a contemptible ambition in comparison with the dreams she had foregone. – Gulmore, The Boss by Frank Harris
  2. It was a foregone conclusion that she would not like his work. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  3. He had received the news of a clue to his long- lost son without emotion, but lately he seemed to look upon it as a foregone conclusion, and one that necessarily solved the question of companionship for Flip. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  4. And the orator had as much success as is usual with those who argue against a foregone conclusion. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  5. The conclusion was foregone. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  6. " You speak as if my victory was a foregone conclusion," says Rodney. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  7. He would not have foregone it for the world. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  8. The admonition was useless, for his condemnation was a foregone conclusion, despite the absurdity of the charges. – The Women of the Caesars by Guglielmo Ferrero
  9. The captains of the British vessels saw that in the face of such a force defeat was a foregone conclusion; therefore they could do nothing but retreat hastily towards Newhaven, in the hope of finding the division of the British Coastguard Squadron which had gone there for the same purpose as they had rounded Beachy Head, namely, to destroy the enemy's transports. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  10. The joy of being with her father was too sacred and too precious to be foregone for these lesser pleasures, and she very speedily decided to sacrifice all social entertainments to which he could not accompany her. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  11. But with the best intention, and much practical knowledge and industry and devotion, there was in the nature of the case an inevitable lack of method, and the economical failure was almost a foregone conclusion. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  12. That Phil's future was assured once he got his feet under him was also a foregone conclusion. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. He had put out his arm as though her affirmative were a foregone conclusion. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
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