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forego

verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abstain, avoid, cease, cede, deny oneself, desist from, dispense with, dissosed of, do without, drop, eschew, fast, forbear, forfeit, forgo, forswear, give up, give up on, go without, hold back, hold off, lay down, leave off, let alone, make do without, pass up, refrain, release, relinquish, renounce, reserve, resign, sacrifice, shun, surrender, waive, withhold, write off, yield, yield up
Associated concepts: forego interest owed, forego opportunity
See also: abandon, disclaim, forswear, relinquish, resign, surrender
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Lady Russell, convinced that Anne would not be allowed to be of any use, or any importance, in the choice of the house which they were going to secure, was very unwilling to have her hurried away so soon, and wanted to make it possible for her to stay behind till she might convey her to Bath herself after Christmas; but having engagements of her own which must take her from Kellynch for several weeks, she was unable to give the full invitation she wished, and Anne though dreading the possible heats of September in all the white glare of Bath, and grieving to forego all the influence so sweet and so sad of the autumnal months in the country, did not think that, everything considered, she wished to remain.
The purse was accompanied by a letter, in which the mother implored the daughter to forego the fatal marriage if it were still possible to do so.
Jarndyce," he bowed to him, "to forego some little of his animosity towards a cause and towards a court which are--shall I say, which take their place in the stately vista of the pillars of our profession?
Our time is so short, though, and more especially our coal is so nearly out, that we judged it best to forego the rare pleasure of holding social intercourse with an Emperor.
He would forego a share of the gold, if he could but get away unscathed with the jewels.
For half a minute the ape-man stood noting distant landmarks that he judged might be in the vicinity of the fallen plane, for no sooner had he realized that these people were again in trouble than his inherent sense of duty to his own kind impelled him once more to forego his plans and seek to aid them.
Peter, I'll forego all that I had planned for the brat and cut its heart out before your very eyes.
To be with you, Bertrade of Montfort," he said boldly, "I would forego any other pleasure, and endure any privation, or face any danger, but there are others who look to me for guidance and my duty calls me away from you.
If my captain will forego the pleasure of Monsieur Tarzan's company for this once, I shall esteem it an honor indeed to have monsieur ride with me today," he said, nor was his tone lacking in cordiality.