Foregone Sentence Examples
The result was a foregone conclusion.
But the failure of the insurgents was a foregone conclusion.
As the Union Bank was founded in the midst of a financial panic and was mismanaged, its failure was a foregone conclusion.
The issue of a war between powers so ill-matched was a foregone 1864.
Ali's defeat was a foregone conclusion, once religious enthusiasm had failed him; the secular resources at the disposal of his adversaries were far superior.Advertisement
Before Lightfoot's time commentaries, especially on the epistles, had not infrequently consisted either of short homilies on particular portions of the text, or of endeavours to enforce foregone conclusions, or of attempts to decide with infinite industry and ingenuity between the interpretations of former commentators.
When, however, Bernard, not without foregone terror in the prospect of meeting the redoubtable dialectician, had opened the case, suddenly Abelard appealed to Rome.
Toby had said before they left the Sanctuary. Rhyn unscrewed the lid of the full bottle, recognizing the scent of Katie's blood at once. It made his body roar to life, and he realized just how hungry he was. He'd foregone food after her death, hoping to starve himself.
It was not a foregone conclusion that the NPC would win.
It does not, very broadly, catch inducements representing amounts foregone or deferred by the provider.Advertisement
Truly I can say that since I avowed my love for you, I have foregone all company and the society for you.
It is estimated that, using 2004/2005 average non-domestic rate poundages, charitable exemption amounts to approximately £ 46 million in revenue foregone.
This consultation is a farce it 's a foregone conclusion and is a rubber-stamping process rather than a consultation.
If you're considering buying boys' Easter suits this year, it's likely a foregone conclusion that your son will be wearing a coat and pair of trousers, which are sold in all colors and in nearly every store months before the holiday.
The council, which met on the 5th of June 1245, was attended only by those prepared to support the pope's cause; and though Frederick condescended to be represented by his justiciar, Thaddeus of Suessa, the judgment was a foregone conclusion.Advertisement
They strengthened the revolutionary Commune by decreeing its abolition, and then withdrawing the decree at the first sign of popular opposition; they increased the prestige of Marat by prosecuting him before the Revolutionary Tribunal, where his acquittal was a foregone conclusion.
The trial of the twenty-one, which began before the Revolutionary Tribunal on the 24th of October, was a mere farce, the verdict a foregone conclusion.
Important and instructive, therefore, as are the attempts made from time to time by the state and by individual philosophers to unite Neoplatonism and the universal monarchy, their failure was a foregone conclusion.
It was conducted with skill, though, with twice the numbers of the enemy at his command, Sheridan's victory was a foregone conclusion.
He obtained a papal absolution from his promises; and he tricked the opposition into accepting the arbitration of the French king, Louis IX., whose verdict was a foregone conclusion.Advertisement
Though this device enabled them to say that they had not yielded to the Russian demand, it was obvious that they entered the conference with the foregone conclusion of conceding the Russian claim.
But it is obvious to every one who nowadays indulges in the profitless pastime of studying their writings that, as a whole, they failed in grasping the essential difference between homology (or " affinity," as they generally termed it) and analogy - though this difference had been fully understood and set forth by Aristotle himself - and, moreover, that in seeking for analogies on which to base their foregone conclusions they were often put to hard shifts.
A study of the few sentences under this head might have obviated the trifling criticism of Hamilton's objection which has been set afloat recently, that the denial of a knowledge of the absolute or infinite implies a foregone knowledge of it.
That a Land Act should be passed was a foregone conclusion as soon as the result of the general election was known.