Definitions

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  • n. A going forth or utterance; a proceeding from or out.
  • adj. Going out or forth; departing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Going forth.
  • n. A going forth; an utterance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Going out or forth; departing.
  • n. A going forth or utterance; a proceeding from or out.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, deverbal of forthgon ("to go forth, proceed"), from Old English forþgān ("to go forth, proceed"), from Proto-Germanic *furþa (“forward”), *gānan (“to go”), equivalent to forth- +‎ going. Adjective from present participle of forthgo.

Examples

  • If facts are "forthcoming," we'd feel better knowing That sooner or later they will be "forthgoing."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 1

  • Soul, for all the worth we have shown to belong to it, is yet a secondary, an image of the Intellectual-Principle: reason uttered is an image of the reason stored within the soul, and in the same way soul is an utterance of the Intellectual-Principle: it is even the total of its activity, the entire stream of life sent forth by that Principle to the production of further being; it is the forthgoing heat of a fire which has also heat essentially inherent.

    The Six Enneads.

  • a matter to which he can go forth, and from which he can come in -- a woman's work, of keeping the place of the forthgoing and incoming, is never done, from the very nature and ceaseless importance of it.

    Debate on Woman Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887

  • "efficacy." had gone out of him -- He was conscious of the forthgoing of His healing power, which was not -- as in prophets and apostles -- something foreign to

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "Honeyed is my in-stepping, honeyed my forthgoing, with my voice I speak what is honeyed, may I be of honey aspect.

    Leonie of the Jungle

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