Usage examples for foregone

  1. Yet when in your letter which came at last, you said, 'Write directly, ' I meant to write directly; I did not take out my vengeance in a foregone malice, be very sure. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  2. You act for all the world as if it were a foregone conclusion that if you had been here, you'd have won him! – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. It was a foregone conclusion that she would not like his work. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  7. He had put out his arm as though her affirmative were a foregone conclusion. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  8. Is it pleasant to sit on a bench- even though it be the treasury bench- and listen to either absolute nonsense or childish disputes about conclusions that were foregone in the minds of all sensible men a hundred years ago? –  by
  9. Yet they that pronounce over him the ordinary fatalistic epitaph of the foregone and done, which is the wisdom of men measuring the dead by the last word of a lamentable history, should pause to think whether fool or madman is the title for one who was a zealous worker, respected by great heads of his time, acknowledged the head of the voluminous coil of the working people, and who, as we have seen, insensibly though these wrought within him, was getting to purer fires through his coarser when the final intemperateness drove him to ruin. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. He would not have foregone it for the world. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  11. Either they do not attend at all, or they come only to swell a foregone majority upon some measure that has attracted popular interest. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  12. 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
  13. On the decision of one of these two the freedom of the other now depended, and the conclusion seemed foregone. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  14. It was foregone conclusion- he was doomed. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  15. The conclusion was foregone. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  16. " You speak as if my victory was a foregone conclusion," says Rodney. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. To graduate first of her year appeared a contemptible ambition in comparison with the dreams she had foregone. – Gulmore, The Boss by Frank Harris