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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOREIGN

A foreign stain floated on the surface, but never mingled with its waters.

His own situation was described as happy as it could be in a foreign land.

Besides, this was the first foreign shore his foot had ever trodden.

But he was a generous man and all meanness of spirit was foreign to his soul.

They had forced the foreign immigrants to work in their factories.

The Jews were the subjects of a foreign race and money was scarce.

No ambition, no temptation, lures her to thought of foreign dominions.

Their first act is to lower the duties on the importation of foreign cattle!

This announcement by the Foreign Secretary was warmly applauded by the House.

There is no longer a clear division between what is foreign and what is domestic.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., ferren, foreyne "out of doors," from Old French forain "strange, foreign; outer, external, outdoor; remote, out-of-the-way" (12c.), from Medieval Latin foranus "on the outside, exterior," from Latin foris "outside," literally "out of doors," related to for1s "door," from PIE *dhwor-ans-, from root *dhwer- "door, doorway" (see door). Spelling altered 17c. perhaps by influence of reign, sovereign. Replaced native fremd. Sense of "not in one's own land" is first attested late 14c.

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