Definition of foretaste :
1. A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation.
2. To taste before another.
3. To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate.
omen (part of speech: noun)
prediction (part of speech: noun)
- We took our way slowly through the vacant streets, and in the explanations and revelations that as we lingered under lamp- posts I drew from him I found with an apprehension that I tried to gulp down a foretaste of the bitter end. - "Embarrassments", Henry James.
- Residing from his infancy in the department of the Seine, he was quite ignorant of a forest life; and the morning was yet early when he arose from his bed and sallied forth to enjoy the fresh and fragrant air, of which he had a foretaste at his open window, and take a ramble till the hour of breakfast summoned him to his uncle's hospitable fare. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.
- But what took all the nerve I possessed, and gave me in one awful moment a foretaste of the terror and despair awaiting me in days to come, was the opening of the second door- the one leading into the Curator's office. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.