A slight taste or sample in anticipation of something to come.(noun)
To have an anticipatory taste of.(verb-transitive)
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Use "foretaste" in a sentence
"It is generally described as a foretaste of what is called the Romantic movement."
"It was a forescent -- even this could not be called a foretaste, of the kingdom of heaven; but Florimel never thought of the kingdom of heaven, the ideal of her own existence."
" His desire was for the spiritual body, raised in power and incorruption at the day of Christ; and, meanwhile, for that personal perfection in measure and foretaste, which is prepared for those who die in the Lord, and await His coming."