Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A foretaste; something taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
- n. A foretaste.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A foretaste.
- ante- + Latin pastus pasture, food. Compare repast. (Wiktionary)
“From me by faith are separated, blest antepast of joys above.”
“But when, in the Nicolai order, the time for this study arrived, so far from being pleased to find his instructions anticipated, or welcoming such promise of future greatness, -- so far from rejoicing in his pupil's proficiency, the pedagogue chafed at the insult offered to his system by this empiric antepast.”
“Then came a sumptuous antepast; for we were all seated, but only”
“In the dear amenities of home and its dulcet loves; in the elevating pleasures of society; in the instructing pursuits of science, duty, and daily life; in the cultivation of every personal virtue and every Gospel grace, we may enjoy in this life a sweet antepast of heaven.”
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“Death is upon our track, and will surely soon overtake us, and our decaying bodies must be hid forever from sight beneath the clods of the valley: but these minds shall then live, and happy they who, by a cultivation of the best principles of our nature, have an antepast of heaven while upon earth.”
“The inaugural dissertation was, however, but a brief antepast of something more exhaustive to follow.”
“Now that I am bereft of it, my fond, my mortified recollection goes back to scenes, which, could I return to them again, would afford me the most exquisite delight -- the antepast of heaven.”
“In his philosophy, so bland, benignant, and contemplative, the mind tastes the very luxury of rest, and has an antepast of measureless content.”
“Those influences of the Spirit which believers now enjoy are at once a prelibation or antepast of future blessedness, the same in kind though immeasurably less in degree; and a pledge of the certain enjoyment of that blessedness.”
“But with us slavery intrudes itself into the vestibule of heaven; for I consider a properly conducted love-feast an antepast of glory.”
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