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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forgoing the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.”


In literature:

One advantage, I knew, I must forgo.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
I will stay here forgoing all food, while ye all return home.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
We must forgo the past hopes of man so that we may find something real to hope for.
"Essays on Art" by A. Clutton-Brock
I had at commandement, horsses, men, armor, and great riches; what maruell is it if I were loth to forgo the same?
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
He finally agreed to forgo the pleasure of possessing it for a suitable reward.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
English audiences never could be persuaded to forgo their laugh.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
Cabot and his friends at once determined to forgo further search for the islands and to push straight on to Asia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The Matabele impis would not forgo their old habit of raiding amongst the Mashonas.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
Tony was sulky, and Constance could not forgo the pleasure of baiting him further.
"Jerry" by Jean Webster
We'll have to forgo lights for the present, but I needed the bombs more.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Suddenly it was all too wonderful to forgo.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
If thou do ill, cease, and thy sin forgo; Take not delight therein; ill deeds bring woe.
"The Buddha's Path of Virtue" by Frank Lee Woodward
In short, Herr Kleist would be obliged for at least a fortnight to forgo the pleasures of society.
"The Prussian Terror" by Alexandre Dumas
A truly accomplished actor ought to be able to forgo the aid of speech.
"A Book About the Theater" by Brander Matthews
Men will forgo many pleasures and give up much when they have what they believe to be a greater purpose in view.
"A Grammar of Freethought" by Chapman Cohen
Next, the mere disregarding of Mrs. Lovenant-Smith was a pleasure she felt it incumbent upon herself not to forgo.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
It may be asked: Why should woman forgo possession and exercise of faculties available to her, in order to transmit these to sons?
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
O praeclarum munus forgo pleasures.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
And ye who cannot imagine, forgo the pleasure, for I shall tell you no more about it.
"A Trip to Cuba" by Julia Ward Howe
And he gave God thanks for the strength that enabled him to forgo even the joys that were possible.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy

In poetry:

Lovers learne to speake but truth,
Sweare not, and your oathes forgoe,
Give your age a constant youth,
Vow noe more then what you'le doe.
"94" by Mary Wroth
Ah, but the Apparition—the dumb sign—
The beckoning finger bidding me forgo
The fellowship, the converse, and the wine,
The songs, the festal glow!
"The Great Misgiving" by William Watson
Though seas and mountains and rough ways divide
Our feet asunder, neither frost nor snow
Can make the soul her ancient love forgo;
Nor chains nor bonds the wings of thought have tied.
"Lxviii. to monsignor lodovico beccadelli." by Michelangelo
Unplucked, the laurels stand as long ago;
The balms of Eros blow
Rose-red and secret in the cedars' pall. . . .
Do you forget, enchantress, or recall
The world you fashioned once, and now forgo?
"Do You Forget, Enchantress?" by Clark Ashton Smith
Their credite quickly lies in dust,
Which yeelde as bondslaues to their will,
And follow euery foolish lust,
Such leaue the good, and choose the yll,
The wayes of vertue those forgoe,
And tread the pathes of care and woe.
"To his friend" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

WR Chris Black, family fully behind decision to potentially forgo redshirt season, Nick Saban says.
Mobile shoppers forgo Black Friday for Black Thursday.
Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corp. Has agreed to forgo $3.25 million in his 2012 compensation package after the company heard from unhappy shareholders.
Even with broken nose, Avs' O'Reilly to forgo face shield.
Point guard Ray Taylor to turn pro, forgo senior season.
County commissioners forgo morning meetings.
Franklin to forgo another term on council.
Hoping to save taxpayers some money, the Arizona Democratic Party will forgo a 2012 presidential preference election and instead pick its nominee and select convention delegates through party-funded caucuses.
Chris Christie Will Forgo Presidential Run.
Chris Christie will forgo presidential run.
Missouri shoppers forgo 'extreme' in favor of courtesy.
Alan Maglaque/US Presswire Defenseman Andy Greene says if the Devils make the right offer, he'll forgo free agency.
Lacking 'fire in the belly,' Barbour to forgo 2012 bid.
Gas station robber forgoes cigarettes, makes off with cash.
He decided to forgo a campaign stop in Virginia with Paul Ryan to visit LaFitte, a section of Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Isaac.

In science:

In view of these circumstances we shall, for convenience, forgo discussion of σ-a.e. convergence for the one-parameter averages in favor of studying the convergence in Lp (σ) of their Bochner integral formulations.
{Spaces of Infinite Measure and Pointwise Convergence of the Bilinear Hilbert and Ergodic Averages Defined by $L^{p}$-Isometries
The technique is straightforward, fast, and allows observers to forgo the usual standard star observations altogether because all observed stars are expected to lie along the same stellar locus.
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
However, since the ob jective of this work is the implementation of efficient RNGs, we will forgo the full period LCG and opt for an efficient modulo of 232, which is essentially free through integer overflow.
Using graphics processing units to generate random numbers
As soon as the de Sitter entropy (15) is taken to be finite, we must forgo the symmetry of different causal patches .
Spacetime Dimensionality from de Sitter Entropy
We forgo the subscript on Zv, let V := V(Z |Xu = b), use “u = s” to imply Xu = s, and use E2 [Z ] to denote (E[Z ])2 .
Variance on the Leaves of a Tree Markov Random Field: Detecting Character Dependencies in Phylogenies
Thus, for these problems, one would like to forgo the splitting of the imposition of the gravitational and hydrodynamic acceleration, and instead include the gravitational effects directly in the hydrodynamic solve.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
The forgoing formula (37) which is independent of Λ, using (33), can be regarded as an ordinary differential equation for ρ.
Strong cosmic censorship: the role of nearly extreme nonrotating black holes
The forgoing (blueshift) instability condition relies very heavily on the value and gradient of the tangential pressure pθ .
Strong cosmic censorship: the role of nearly extreme nonrotating black holes
Approximation must not impair correctness but may forgo tightness: for the full closure, for instance, it must not exclude any potential solutions but may include unsupported ‘solutions’.
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
With the forgoing eight isotropic sets of points, we obtain additional isotropic sets by reflections onto the coordinate planes x-z, x-y, x-z and x-y ; we can then verify that these solutions are listed in Table 2.
The Computation of All 4R Serial Spherical Wrists With an Isotropic Architecture
When the jumps occur frequently enough (λ ≥ ˜λ), then the investor decides to forgo the expected return of the assets and focuses on canceling his exposure to the jump risk by going short these assets.
Portfolio choice with jumps: A closed-form solution
We will now analyze the forgoing calculation from the standpoint of the shadow stream and the path-clocks of postulate 5, which will be helpful when we look at the case of two entangled particles in Sec.
The shadow interpretation versus quantum paradoxes
Of course the appearance of nonlocality in itself proves nothing. For much the same reason— despite the assertion in the forgoing quote—no experiment (or at least none of the kind described so far in the literature) can rule out local causality.
The shadow interpretation versus quantum paradoxes
These forgo the explicit evaluation of the likelihood by a principled comparison between the observed and simulated data.
Considerate Approaches to Achieving Sufficiency for ABC model selection
An example of the forgoing is the loop representations of abelian connections.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?