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  • n. Plural form of foregoer.

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Examples

  • "foregoers," _i. e._, ancestors, nor from his rank in society.

    Shakespeare and the Modern Stage with Other Essays

  • Though the speeches in the plays, and single lines, have a beauty which tempts the ear to pause on them for their euphuism, yet the sentence is so loaded with meaning and so linked with its foregoers and followers, that the logician is satisfied.

    Representative Men

  • S. Cosmo, which had to surname Vestitor, saith he hath learned of his foregoers which did that ought not to be forgotten, and saith that Jesu Christ ordained and disposed the life of his mother to be finished.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • And let no man ween that I have made this of my proper head and engine, but I have set it here which I have by doctrine and study learned of the lesson of them, which by tradition and learning of their foregoers have received it.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • We have no right to condemn our foregoers; far less to lavish on them the evil names of impostor, charlatan, and brigand, which the zealous unhistoric school of the last century used so profusely.

    On Compromise

  • The editor has been content to give a summary of the chief or rather the only known, events in Walton's long life, adding a notice of his character as displayed in his Biographies and in _The Compleat Angler_, with comments on the ancient and modern practice of fishing, illustrated by passages from Walton's foregoers and contemporaries.

    Introduction to the Compleat Angler

  • If we have to lay down a dividing line, however, we should make it comprehend the last decade of the eighteenth century, when many of the writers who were the contemporaries of our immediate foregoers began their literary careers.

    The Book-Collector A General Survey of the Pursuit and of those who have engaged in it at Home and Abroad from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • Though the speeches in the plays, and single lines, have a beauty which tempts the ear to pause on them for their euphuism, yet the sentence is so loaded with meaning, and so linked with its foregoers and followers, that the logician is satisfied.

    Representative Man (1850)

  • Though the speeches in the plays, and single lines, have a beauty which tempts the ear to pause on them for their euphuism, [645] yet the sentence is so loaded with meaning, and so linked with its foregoers and followers, that the logician is satisfied.

    Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Nevertheless, the author is a little more disposed to yield to criticism than his foregoers; he does not insist on texts and readings which the greatest editors have rejected.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

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