Synonyms for foregoing

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Antonyms for foregoing

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Trusting you will be able to concur in the foregoing suggestions.

The rest of my theory is embodied in the foregoing narrative.

Put it into a freezer, and proceed as in the foregoing receipt.

This fictitious correspondence of mine is to blame for the foregoing digression.

Our numbers will indicate where they are to be found in the foregoing collection.

In strong contrast with the foregoing is the next event to which we shall refer.

If the foregoing piece be worth your strictures, let me have them.

He somehow suspected, after the foregoing conversation, to whom the letter was addressed.

Crawford, William (nephew of foregoing), killed by Indians, 331.

Proceed as in the foregoing recipe, substituting a chicken for a rabbit.

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.

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