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Forgo Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    forgo v
  1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, foreswear, dispense with]
  2. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive] [ant: claim]
  3. refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol" [syn: give up] [also: forwent, forgone]
Forgo Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Forgo \For*go"\, v. t. [imp. Forwent; p. p. Forgone; p. pr. & vb. n. Forgoing.] [OE. forgan, forgon, forgoon, AS. forg[=a]n, prop., to go past, hence, to abstain from; pref. for- + g[=a]n to go; akin to G. vergehen to pass away, to transgress. See Go, v. i.] To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego. For sith [since] I shall forgoon my liberty At your request. --Chaucer. And four [days] since Florimell the court forwent. --Spenser. Note: This word in spelling has been confused with, and almost superseded by, forego to go before. Etymologically the form forgo is correct.
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  • Forgo Sourhai: Forgo Sourhai is a small town and seat of the Commune of Sony Aliber in the Cercle of Gao in the Gao Region of south-eastern Mali ...

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* Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage. - Benjamin Disraeli

* I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei

* Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera it is the ego they cannot forgo. - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


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