Forepast meaning

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 [...].

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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.

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Origin of forepast

  • From fore- +‎ past.
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