You can refer to what has just been stated or mentioned as the foregoing.
FORMAL pron the PRON
You might think from the foregoing that the French want to phase accents out. Not at all.
Foregoing is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
The foregoing paragraphs were written in 1985.
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above, antecedent, anterior, former, preceding, previous, prior
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