from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Received or adopted beforehand.
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"IN forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule, like them who have the jaundice, to whom every thing appeareth yellow."
Wee flie before her: but it is because foretaken with such vaine imaginations, wee giue not our selues leisure to marke her.