forewent forewent

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be earlier in time; go back further
  2. (v) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  3. (v) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

Usage(s):

  1. Then Anderson forewent those conditions and at the last moment refused to accept a public subscription that was being raised.
  2. So it was with a pure travel writer's heart -- and wallet -- that I recently forewent a direct 12-hour flight from Hong Kong to London and instead chose a series of connections.

News

  • Short List: A Queensrÿche moment — best metal hair

    If Tammy Faye Bakker and Steven Tyler hosted a celebrity makeover show, they’d end up with Dee Snider as the “after” picture. Not surprisingly, Snider forewent the make-up when he testified before Congress in 1985. Wise move.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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