Definitions

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  • adj. That has previously passed; past, bygone

Etymologies

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fore- +‎ passed

Examples

  • Lionello, who had heard all the forepassed discourse, which shee had delivered to her Husband Beltramo, came creeping forth amazedly

    The Decameron

  • But if any excursive brain rove over the images of forepassed times, and wonder that Thou the God Almighty and All-creating and

    The Confessions

  • Thee, and give me grace to go over in my present remembrance the wanderings of my forepassed time, and to offer unto Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

    The Confessions

  • _Poliphilus_, forget now, and wype out of thy remembrance all forepassed griefes, occursiue troubles, pensiue conceites, and ouergone daungers, because that I am assured of thy forthwith full contentment of desire.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Afterwardes they entred into the churche with great deuotion, where when the Duchesse had made certaine particuler praiers, shee began to perceiue that God had withstanded her lasciuious wil, and pitying the good Duke her husband, would not permit him to be deceiued in suche disloyal sort, repentantly bewayling her forepassed faulte.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • He tells the proud and insolent that they are but abjects, and humbles them at the instant, makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepassed happiness.

    A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools

  • Suffer me, I beseech Thee, and give me grace to go over in my present remembrance the wanderings of my forepassed time, and to offer unto Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

    The Fourth Book

  • And to be short, when we were arrived at the sea-side, then grew our greatest doubt, and the bitterest of all our journey forepassed; for I protest before God, that we were in a most desperate estate.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 50-102

  • I have seene divers, by their death, either in good or evill, give reputation to all their forepassed life.

    That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness Until after Our Death.

  • It is the master-day, the day that judgeth all others: it is the day, saith an auncient Writer, that must judge of all my forepassed yeares.

    That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness Until after Our Death.

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