When he speaks to me I allow him to finish his sentence without expressing, as you do, a foregone conclusion
that it is not worth attending to.
Critics say the wide disparity dissuades potential candidates from running and voters from casting ballots in contests that appear to have foregone conclusions
The piece yields some surprises (musicians predominate) and some tediously persistent foregone conclusions
(men predominate, too).
In quintessential Almodovar fashion, it's a zigzag trip, filled with seeming detours that turn into main routes and foregone conclusions
that veer off before they reach their mistakenly anticipated end.
Although many awards were foregone conclusions
, like the two Soderbergh-directed wins - for ``Erin Brockovich'' Best Actress (and world-class stage hog) Julia Roberts and ``Traffic'' Supporting Actor Benicio Del Toro - Stephen Gaghan's ``Traffic'' Adapted Screenplay and ``Crouching Tiger's'' Foreign Language Film consolation prize, some of the choices represented at least mild repudiations of established academy groupthink.