foregone Â» far gone
Chiefly in: far-gone conclusion
Spotted in the wild:
Therefore, as far as Fox News is concerned, the guilt of these first to be court-martialed is a far-gone conclusion, in order for their â€˜fair and balancedâ€™ agenda to be successful. (ThatColoredFellasWeblog, May 19, 2004) Whenever someone starts comparing the President to Hitler, it is a far-gone conclusion that reason has flown out the window. (Romantic Times forum, January 27, 2005) As a resident, and knowing Illinois politics as I do, it has been a far gone conclusion that this is a very safe Kerry Blue State. (Watchblog, comment, June 10, 2004) I am sure now, that if this were on the general ballot in November, the vote wouldâ€™ve been much closer, and not a far-gone conclusion. (Watchblog, August 04, 2004) What is only inferred in the article is that the study was based upon the assumption that global warming is a far-gone conclusion. (Slings and Arrows, April 08, 2003)
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* Ken Lakritz (on this site)
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