- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
- Of that condition is this other counsell, which Philosophie giveth, onely to keepe forepast [transl. passé] felicities in memorie, and thence blot out such griefes as we have felt [...].
- c. 1605, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, First Folio 1623:
- Take him away, / My fore-past proofes, how ere the matter fall / Shall taze my feares of little vanitie, / Hauing vainly fear'd too little.
From fore- + past.