Usage examples for forgo

  1. Law can no more forgo its rights than love forget its compassions. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  2. The Britons strike their flag, the fort forgo Descend sad prisoners to the plain below. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  3. At the risk of repeating myself, I maintain that Prague can well afford to be original and forgo any imitation of other cities by insisting on standing on seven hills; a truly great city should not descend to servile flattery. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  4. Governor Saunders, however, was not content with the walled- in accommodation that the Fort provided and was unwilling to forgo the residential privileges that his predecessors had enjoyed; so a private 'garden- house' in Chepauk was rented in his behalf. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  5. There is no one, or hardly any one, so perverted that, were he the member of a small and simple community, he would be content to forgo his natural right to be a full member thereof. – On Something by H. Belloc
  6. I went back to my room in a strange state of exhilaration for a man who had just decided to forgo the thing he had most looked forward to, and run a horrible risk instead. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. Some eight extra commissions were offered to the fourth term cadets who were willing to forgo their opportunities of qualifying for the Royal Engineers by remaining for another term. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  8. Because you claim to represent your king, I will forgo my obligation to search your person. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  9. There is not one such editor who could not bear witness to the numerous occasions on which he had, however courageous he might be, to forgo the telling of a truth which was of vital value, because its publication would involve the destruction of the paper he precariously controlled. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  10. Any whim, or point of pride, or fixed idea, or old habit, is enough to make a man or a nation forgo the hope of profit and fight for a creed. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  11. Tony was sulky, and Constance could not forgo the pleasure of baiting him further. – Jerry by Jean Webster
  12. Beside, what infamy will there arise When foreign princes shall be certified That for a toy, a thing of no regard, King Henry's peers and chief nobility Destroy'd themselves and lost the realm of France O, think upon the conquest of my father, My tender years; and let us not forgo That for a trifle that was bought with blood! – King-Henry-VI-Part-1 by Shakespeare, William
  13. Though Lesbia might have to forgo many beautiful art dreams, she made the best at any rate of the opportunities which Kingfield High School offered to her. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  14. It is a matter in which each individual citizen must bear his share of blame for he knows it to exist, and he knows that he can have it altered if he cares to put his hand deep enough into his pocket, or if he will forgo some of the political luxuries dear to his party heart and give up the expenditure on them to the betterment of little children. – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  15. And when, in the course of years, he sought to create in verse a vision of Flanders in all her luminous and burning colours, he could not forgo this mysterious chiaroscuro, this earnest tone. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  16. No appeal to selfinterest, no pleading he forgo his morbid preoccupation with the Grass for the sake of his family, could move them. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  17. Or to the extent they choose to forgo the Federal grant programs, they can use their trust fund money on their own for those or other purposes. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  18. I will willingly forgo the serial value of my novels, and forfeit three- quarters of the amount I might otherwise earn, for the sake of uttering the truth that is in me, boldly and openly, to a perverse generation. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  19. He admired her spirit in not telling him, her readiness to forgo his comfort and support before the absolute need for them was upon her. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson