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fore·go 1

tr.v. fore·went (-wĕnt′), fore·gone (-gôn′, -gŏn′), fore·go·ing, fore·goes (-gōz′)
To precede, as in time or place. See Usage Note at forgo.

[Middle English foregon, from Old English foregān : fore-, fore- + gān, go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]

fore·go′er n.

fore·go 2

Variant of forgo.
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From the point of view of intelligence services, post-totalitarianism does not differ from its totalitarian foregoer. There is still a centralized intelligence organization with extensive powers.