from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Said, written, or encountered just before; previous: Refer to the foregoing figures.
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- adj. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
- v. Present participle of forego.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preceding; going before, in time or place or in a series; antecedent: as, a foregoing clause in a writing.
- Synonyms See previous.
- n. The act of preceding, going before, or leading the way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
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But in the real world, instances don't yield general truths with anything like the haste of a typical Myers paragraph (of which the foregoing is a parody).
And the foregoing is a sample of the ten days I spent in the Bonin
If none of the foregoing is the point of the UNC Repub rally, then they should just shut the hell up.
But there are a lot of homes on the market there at pretty reasonable prices; perhaps the foregoing is the reason.
If your reaction to the foregoing is a hearty "bravo," I would suggest that we restrain our delight, for one must also assume that the government perceptions of business that were reflected in the report were equally valid.
And the foregoing is a sample of the ten days I spent in the
I, Robert J. Townes, Secretary of State of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original, now on file in my Department.
The foregoing is excerpted from So Much for That by Lionel Shriver.
Those of us with Mexican partners quickly learn that all of the foregoing is necessary and MAKE the changes in our lifestyle.
The foregoing is excerpted from The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar.