Definition of foregoing in US English:



  • attributive Just mentioned or stated; preceding.

    ‘the foregoing discussion has juxtaposed management and owner control’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis supports the importance of the witch trials in the history of women, and also reasserts the importance of women in the history of witchcraft.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis depends, in part, on the correctness of modeling viability differences.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis is summarised in Table 1.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis confirms what the parents of college-age children have known for some time: The real cost of higher education has risen well in excess of the rate at which real incomes have risen.’
    • ‘The foregoing discussion has shown how there are still many features of the law which reflect the primary importance attached by social policy to the formation of family relationships within the framework of marriage.’
    • ‘From the foregoing analysis, several recommendations can be made.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis of [the book on the table] enabled us to exemplify, and to define, three key grammatical notions: head, complement, and modifier.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis allows us to suppose that our version is of a better quality compared to the revised map presented on the website.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis showed the importance of rescaling in the reforms of the 1990s.’
    • ‘In the light of our foregoing discussion, it is clear that letting deflation happen must not be simply equated to an apathetic resignation before the power of mysterious forces and blind market mechanisms.’
    • ‘The foregoing remarks hardly rise above the level of common sense, but they serve to frame a rather striking historical fact.’
    • ‘The foregoing discussion should establish the ambiguous, ambivalent, problematic, yet intriguing position of rhetorical studies within the academy.’
    • ‘The foregoing discussions suggest that we can use classical and neoclassical models of location to consider the spatial behaviour of large firms, or firms in environments with good information and low relocation costs.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis of appropriation bills, statutes, and attendant documents explains how the General Assembly of North Carolina came to adopt performance funding.’
    • ‘The foregoing discussion clearly demonstrates that the German model has been subjected to major forces of change since the late 1990s.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis in my view marches with that advanced by my Lord in paragraph 24 and 25 of his judgment, with which I respectfully agree.’
    • ‘The foregoing analysis of the historical and physical set-up of Kenya provides the background to the key challenges facing the country as it attempts to incorporate IT into its public school system.’
    • ‘The foregoing analyses adopt a comparative notion of reasonableness as a basic or primitive notion.’
    • ‘The foregoing discussion, principally concerned with presidential leadership of foreign policy in competition with the US Congress, concentrated on the person of the president.’
    • ‘Moreover, the discussion in the foregoing pages demonstrates that it is erroneous to regard money transfer orders as comprising a single type of transaction.’
    preceding, aforesaid, aforementioned, previously mentioned, earlier, above, above-stated
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the foregoing
  • treated as singular or plural The things just mentioned or stated.

    • ‘I suppose I should say just whom I refer to when I use ‘liberals’ as a noun in the foregoing since I am being so mean to them.’
    • ‘None of the foregoing should be interpreted as criticism of secondary teachers or officers of the New South Wales Department of Education.’
    • ‘The usual hot summer features ferocious mosquitoes at sunset, gnats, biting nits, mayflies, moths and green flies, and spiders and their webs everywhere, harvesting the foregoing.’
    • ‘People I have spoken to have found the foregoing hard to believe and communist policies have been mentioned more than once.’
    • ‘Given the foregoing, we conclude that Section 5 does not violate the First Amendment.’
    • ‘From the foregoing, it is apparent that preparations for the 2006 general elections have began in earnest and our prayer is that they go on smoothly so that we have an election with little or no hurdles at all.’
    • ‘The procedures for program change are included in the foregoing, as well as contract renegotiation and amendment in Article V.’
    • ‘If the foregoing also sounds familiar in our context - this use of tribal prejudice to inform choice at election time - then we may conclude that the value of evolution has been hopelessly overestimated.’
    • ‘If, notwithstanding the foregoing, any proceedings are commenced in another jurisdiction, such proceedings shall be referred to ordinary courts of law.’
    • ‘An important implication of the foregoing is that the essential preparation for Christmas is ‘remote, not proximate,’ to recall an ancient distinction.’
    • ‘Given the foregoing, I am not entirely sure whether the author of the essay linked to in this post is a little on the kooky side or not.’
    • ‘In view of the foregoing, it is clear that the new government will have to place fresh orders for weaponry so that the programme to modernise the armed forces does not become moribund.’
    • ‘It is in light of the foregoing that it is very difficult to understand why small Chinese shops are allowed to grow by day when they do not provide any experience and expertise alluded to the above.’
    • ‘All of the foregoing, however, can be supported by interpreting the text, history, and structure of the Constitution according to its original meaning.’
    • ‘I trust that you will insert the foregoing in your next edition, and that it mat catch the eye of the sanitary authorities.’
    • ‘That the foregoing were presented in the Declaration as recommendations to the PLC does not diminish their substance, in view of the morally binding force of a resolution issued from a meeting convened at this level.’
    • ‘As far as I can see, the foregoing constitutes the single most radical criticism of Islam available in the world.’
    • ‘Well, as I hope you now understand from the foregoing, GDP growth is extremely well correlated with CO2 emissions.’
    • ‘Hence, if my article was intended as doublespeak, the foregoing is my apology.’
    • ‘Proceeding from the foregoing, one may single out three strategically stable states of interstate military-political relations.’