from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gleam or glimpse of the future; foreglimpse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An antecedent or premonitory gleam; a dawning light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gleam or glimpse of the future.


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From fore- +‎ gleam.


  • It was a dim foregleam of the great sun of social life and science, that will yet rise and shine gloriously on our earth.

    Brook Farm

  • Of this future glory of the coming Christ, three of the disciples were to catch a foregleam only eight days later on the Mount of Transfiguration, and Jesus therefore adds, “There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.”

    The Gospel of Luke, An Exposition

  • Let us begin now and seek wisdom in the beauty of virtue and live in the light of it, rejoicing; so in this world shall we have a foregleam of the world to come -- bringing down to the Gate in the Mist something that ought not to die, assured that, though hearts are dust, as God lives what is excellent is enduring!

    The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

  • And as some foregleam of the future came to him, his fears dropped from him like those outworn rags he had discarded in the forest.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • This is the foregleam of the next age, felt in her mind, the coming of a larger day.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • All of this blessed service is simply a faint foregleam of the noble attainments and beautiful opportunities which the future holds for Southern girls.

    A slaveholder's daughter,

  • Prior Hilarius lay and watched for the light, and as dawn parted night's veil with the long foregleam of the coming day, he shut his eyes like a tired child and went home.

    Gathering of Brother Hilarius

  • Out of what may be called the civil and religious storm-and-stress period through which the Middle passed into the modern age, there came a great literary foregleam of the new life upon which the world was about to enter.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The mantle of night falls, and all unattended the wind leaps up and scatters the clouds which veil the constant stars; or in the hour of the great dark, dawn parts the curtain with the long foregleam of the coming day.

    The Roadmender

  • Because every beautiful and wise thought that any man conceives is the heritage of the whole race of men, and an earnest and foregleam of what all men will some day inviolably hold for true.

    Dreams and Dream Stories


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  • We plan, we prepare and we scheme

    Constructing the future we dream,

    But by nature’s kindness

    We’re sheltered by blindness

    And spared the despair of foregleam.

    June 16, 2018