forgone forgone  /fɔr ˈɡɑn/


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


  1. Brothers is one of hundreds of computer wizards who have forgone possible profits and given away the software they have invented.
  2. In the heat, some had forgone the blouse altogether and wore the blue and white striped undershirt of the Russian army.
  3. This was a forgone conclusion from the moment Obama nominated her.


  • Ikea’s Lillön Grill Adds Midcentury Flare To Summer BBQs

    If you’re a dude living in either 1965 or 2013, purchasing this grill is a forgone conclusion. “How would you classify this grill,” I ask Belinda Lanks, Co.D’s intrepid deputy editor. “I’d say it’s retro midcentury,” she responds. Read Full Story        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine


  1. "I do think there are real indications that on both sides the nominee is not a forgone conclusion," Daschle added.
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Tom Daschle Source: FOXNews

  2. "This is not just about meals forgone today or about increasing social unrest. This is about lost learning potential for children and adults in the future, stunted intellectual and physical growth," Zoellick said.
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Robert Zoellick Source: CNN International

  3. McClaren said: "It's not a forgone conclusion. Croatia have qualified and they are a good team when they are relaxed. I remember the Greece game. I was on the bench. We needed a draw and Greece had nothing to play for. That was another one of those...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Steve McClaren Source: AFP

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