Definition of "foregoing" []

  • Said, written, or encountered just before; previous: Refer to the foregoing figures. (adjective)
  • (esp of writing or speech) going before; preceding (adjective)

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Use "foregoing" in a sentence
  • "But in the real world, instances don't yield general truths with anything like the haste of a typical Myers paragraph (of which the foregoing is a parody)."
  • "And the foregoing is a sample of the ten days I spent in the Bonin"
  • "If none of the foregoing is the point of the UNC Repub rally, then they should just shut the hell up."