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 for forego
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [AS. foreg[=a]n; fore + g[=a]n to go;
     akin to G. vorgehen to go before, precede. See Go, v. i.]
     To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present
     and past participles.
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           Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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           For which the very mother's face forewent
           The mother's special patience.           --Mrs.
                                                    Browning.
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     Foregone conclusion, a conclusion which has preceded
        argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [imp. Forewent 2; p. p. Foregone
     (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Foregoing.] [See Forgo.]
     1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
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              Stay at the third cup, or forego the place.
                                                    --Herbert.
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     2. To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up;
        to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already
        enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated.
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              All my patrimony,,
              If need be, I am ready to forego.     --Milton.
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              Thy lovers must their promised heaven forego.
                                                    --Keble.
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              [He] never forewent an opportunity of honest profit.
                                                    --R. L.
                                                    Stevenson.
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     Note: Forgo is the better spelling etymologically, but the
           word has been confused with Forego, to go before.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forego
      v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
           bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego,
           forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow,
           postdate]
      2: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing
         with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive,
         relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense
         with]
      3: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error,
         offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your
         successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up,
         throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant:
         arrogate, claim, lay claim]

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