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- past participle of forego
[often postpositive] Past:‘poets dream of lives foregone in worlds fantastical’
past, former, earlier, previous, prior, bygone, old, of old, ancient, long-agoforgottenof yoreforepassedView synonyms
- ‘Therefore, bemoaning the past or longing for a return of foregone days in some way denies the person one already is.’
- ‘‘These are accounts of people's lives,’ she said, vital for shedding light on foregone times.’
- ‘We stood apart in ideas but together in mourning of a foregone moment, of black communities with a long gone connectedness although just as much disagreement.’
- ‘Must we just tag along to the daily chores of a stringent society, which has turned itself so vulnerable to the traditional boundaries of a foregone age?’
- ‘The force of character is cumulative. All the foregone days of virtue work their health into this.’
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