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  • n. Plural form of foretaste.


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  • But Metcalf also promises foretastes of what is to come in future festivals too, with new works by Mark Bowden and Paul Mealor, as well as music by Per Nørgård and Qigang Chen in the lineup.

    This week's new live music

  • The Bush administration, and the concurrent lack of a real opposition party, are merely bitter foretastes of the blatancy these tendencies must eventually achieve.

    Capitalism as the Engine of Global Crisis

  • Then turning towards us, who were lost in speechless sorrow — O dear, dear gentlemen, said she, you know not what foretastes — what assurances — And there she again stopped, and looked up, as if in a thankful rapture, sweetly smiling.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • If we learn to approach the real pleasures and triumphs of life as mere foretastes of eternity, as ready to surrender them as to enjoy them, then they won't get in the way of our dying before we die.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • But I find it too easy, almost natural, to become so immersed in that reality that I lose sight of the small consolations and foretastes of glory that ordinary life also offers.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Back in 1986, they hadn't even sprouted much coral yet, and so were without blue lagoons and white beaches, amenities many human beings used to regard as foretastes of an ideal afterlife.


  • As, therefore, we would continually tend towards our rest and blessedness, as we would have assured and evident pledges of it in our own souls, as we would have foretastes of it and an experimental acquaintance with it, (as who would not know as much as is possible of his eternal blessedness?) this is the design which we ought to pursue.


  • We can long for it, pant after it, and have some foretastes of it, -- namely, of that state and season wherein our whole souls, in all their powers and faculties, shall constantly, inseparably, eternally cleave by love unto whole

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • So must we speak of the things which we admire, which we adore, which we love, which we long for, which we have some foretastes of in sweetness ineffable, which yet we cannot comprehend.

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • Every height has its opposite and corresponding depth: as eye has not seen nor ear heard in all its fulness the blessedness that God hath prepared for them that love him; so neither can our faculties measure the miseries of sin, in their foretastes here and their fulness hereafter.

    The Parables of Our Lord


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