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  • n. Alternative form of forgoer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor; a progenitor.
  • n. A purveyor of the king; -- so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household.
  • n. One who forbears to enjoy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who goes before another; hence, a predecessor; an ancestor; a progenitor.
  • n. A harbinger; a forerunner.
  • n. See forgoer.


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  • He was also a foregoer of a controversial prosperity gospel which has come to browbeat televangelism.

    Evangelist Oral Roberts, pioneer of televangelism who founded ...

  • His Roman foregoer, who would certainly never have gone for his dinner to Clare Market, relished good dishes, even if he could not cook them.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • He was named a prophet; friend of the spouse; lanterne; an angel voice; Elias; baptist of the Saviour; messenger of the judge; and foregoer of the King.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • John is greater than man, peer unto the angels, sovereign holiness of the law of the gospel, the voice of the apostles, the silence of the prophets, the lantern of the world, the foregoer of the Judge, and moyen of all the Trinity.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Said Walter: "Didst thou find thy foregoer alive here?"

    Wood Beyond the World

  • In the footsteps of his foregoer; yet with improvements, with changes where such seem good; at all events with enlargements, the Path ever _widening_ itself as more travel it; -- till at last there is a broad Highway whereon the whole world may travel and drive.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • And now see: the second man travels naturally in the footsteps of his foregoer, it is the _easiest_ method.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Others worry that she (or he, of course) may have the feeling that her life has already been lived, that she is predetermined to do the same things and repeat the choices made by the genetically identical foregoer, and may thereby have difficulty assuming responsibility for her actions (Habermas 2003, 62 “ 3, Levy and Lotz 2005).


  • He should be a man of accomplishments, of unblemished body, presumably of royal kin (peasant-birth is considered a bar to the kingship), usually a son or a nephew, or brother of his foregoer (though no strict rule of succession seems to appear in

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • If you wish to cover a surface with herring-bone-stitch, you work it, of course, close, so that each successive stitch touches its foregoer at the point where the needle enters the stuff (F on the sampler,

    Art in Needlework A Book about Embroidery


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