In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivoforwent, forgone, forgoing
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- My partner, Jack, stayed home, forgoing the 18-mile drive to work over snow-covered roads.
- Back at Balbirnie, it seemed churlish to forego afternoon tea.
- Whenever possible, forego fashion and stick with ‘sensible’ shoes.
- But don't worry; you don't need to forego your creature comforts.
- Across the country, hospital management has engaged in schemes to compel hospital workers to forego breaks and put in longer shifts in order to maintain operations.
- This produces a conservative estimate of annual earnings of $11,466 in 2001, which partially offset earnings foregone.
- Now, this is not to say that I don't have fried chicken dreams, or that I can forgo dessert.
- If you love wine but don't care for desserts, you may choose to buy a bottle of wine and forego dessert.
- If this is not your cup of tea, forgo the invitation and book a nearby hotel room.
- I may be forced to go and purchase a second bag and forgo tea.
- We could've foregone that specific stop, I'm sure.
- These contributions represent pay and if you forgo them, you are handing back earnings to the company.
- Therefore, while a mother is taking time off to care for a child, she forgoes not only her earnings, but also on the ability to put funds into her privatized account.
- They may forgo their lunch break or decide to work late.
- Conservative estimates are that a woman foregoes $160,000 in earnings when she stops to have a child.
- No one expects you to forego dessert all the time.
- Against all odds, we, the drowsy and starving passengers who had to forego refreshment stops along the way to make up for lost time, entered the city of Durban.
- In order to reduce traffic congestion I have decided to forego the privilege of witnessing the golf at first hand.
- The results showed poorer students were more likely to leave early - failing to finish or foregoing the chance to go on to a more advanced course.
- If you want to forego dessert, Pho Viet's homemade lemonade is like a party in your mouth.
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