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fore-going

[ fawr-goh-ing, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF fore-going

Synonyms for fore-going

  • completed
  • former
  • previous
  • prior
  • spent
  • antecedent
  • anterior
  • over
  • precedent
  • accomplished
  • ago
  • elapsed
  • ended
  • extinct
  • finished
  • foregoing
  • forgotten
  • gone
  • gone by
  • over and done
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Antonyms for fore-going

  • after
  • current
  • future
  • later
  • present
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORE-GOING

There was no more sleep for me that night, after the fore-going.

This edition contains upward of one hundred and sixty pages of new matter, of equal interest with that of the fore-going editions.

To guard this secret the most extraordinary precautions were taken, as we have shown in the fore-going essay.

WORD ORIGIN

"to go before," Old English foregan "to go before," from fore- + go. The similarly constructed foredone "killed, destroyed," now is archaic, replaced by done for. Related: Foregoing; foregone.

Phrase foregone conclusion popularized in "Othello" [III.iii], but Shakespeare's sense was not necessarily the main modern one of "a decision already formed before the case is argued." Othello says it of Cassio's dream, and it is clear from the context that Othello means Cassio actually has been in bed with Desdemona before he allegedly dreamed it.