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forepassed

or fore·past

[ fawr-past, -pahst, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈpæst, -ˈpɑst, foʊr- /
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adjective

already in the past; bygone.

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Origin of forepassed

First recorded in 1550–60; fore- + passed
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