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  • v. Present participle of forgo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)


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  • A corporation is not endowed by its creator with any inalienable rights, and not only does a corporation have no moral interest in forgoing some profit in exchange for helping a person in their time of need, but it arguably has a duty not to do so, because of its fiduciary responsibility to stockholders.

    Matthew Yglesias » Promises and Penalties

  • The slide-like table top allows one to literally push those useless papers to the side and straight into the bin – forgoing the loathsome task of crumpling and searching under your desk for that bin.

    Adele Chong | Inhabitat

  • I, Bryndal M. Ellison, officer of the Caledonian Court and Counselor of Law, do certify that the above and forgoing is a true, correct and entire copy of the Decree of Court, re: Adoption of Lady Tempyst Lane Wormser, a minor doll, file number 1023; so full and entire as the same remains of record and on file in said office.

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  • If the forgoing is true then why did law enforcement not act sooner?

    Terrorism in the Modern Age: the Event and the Response

  • But the forgoing might be the subject of a subsequent presentation.

    The UFO Chronicles

  • If AIG employees aren't happy with the idea of forgoing massive bonuses, well then good fuckin 'luck trying to find another job.

    Nashville for the 21st Century

  • If the idea of forgoing the oh-so-sweet sweet potatoes is too upsetting, consider serving both versions.

    Berks county news

  • I recall forgoing Sprite, my soda of choice, during an early health crusade at age 13, but I have since recovered enough to appreciate sugar, along with butter, oil, and cream, for their gastronomical value.

    Columbia Spectator - News, sports, and entertainment coverage for the Morningside Heights community in New York City.

  • In some cases, patients won't notice a difference in their care because doctors effectively explain the reasons for pursuing a less-aggressive approach, such as forgoing an MRI scan for low-back pain unless symptoms change dramatically or no improvement is shown over a period of time, says Marge Ginsburg, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Decisions, a nonprofit group in Sacramento, Calif.

    Imagine Doctors, Patients Talking

  • Gellert believes teachers 'willingness to make concessions - such as forgoing raises and possibly accepting a small pay cut -- is the key to saving jobs. Top Stories


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