foregoing foregoing  /fɔr ˈɡoʊ ɪŋ/


  • (adj) especially of writing or speech; going before


  1. Because Japanese women are expected to quit their jobs when they have children, a record number are foregoing marriage altogether.
  2. It follows from the foregoing that only an external intervention that is decisive and purposeful in its character can achieve a breakthrough to peace.
  3. We're probably missing a few literary or pop-cultural references in the foregoing, but never mind.


  1. Liberty's Cordell Chooses Pro Ball

    LYNCHBURG - Liberty centerfielder Ryan Cordell has decided to turn pro - foregoing his final year of eligibility.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg

  2. No pay increases for members of Medina City Council

    Medina City Council on Monday ruled out any salary increases for its members next year — a decision that will mean fewer retirement benefits for them because of changes in the state pension system. Councilman Paul Rose, at-large, said foregoing a pay raise was fine with him. “We’re here to serve the people, we’re not here ... Read More
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Medina County Gazette


  1. Olmert said these decisions would "include foregoing the full and absolute implementation of the dreams that sustained our national ethos for many years".
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "Let us take a vow to lead the people of both states to live in unity and harmony without foregoing our rights," Karunanidhi said after Yeddyurappa unveiled the statue installed at Jeeva Park in Ayanvaram.
    on Aug 13, 2009 By: M Karunanidhi Source: Press Trust of India

  3. "This government has had eight months already to do something about pensions," Senator Rachel Siewert told AAP. "They could have funded a $30 a week increase to the single pension in this year's budget by foregoing tax cuts for people earning...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Rachel Siewert Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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