foretaste foretaste  /fɔr ˈteɪst/


  • (n) an early limited awareness of something yet to occur


  1. There she had a foretaste of the history of the 20th Century.
  2. Using his words as fists, Cuomo offered a brief foretaste several days before he bowed out.
  3. Military observers say the attack may have been a deliberate foretaste of what could be expected in the event of confrontation with Iran.


  • Warsaw mayor's woes signal trouble ahead for Polish PM Tusk

    By Chris Borowski and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Residents of the Polish capital fed-up with rising bus fares and snarled-up traffic are campaigning to oust the once-popular mayor, in a foretaste of the electoral price the national government may have to pay for a slowing economy. Opponents of Warsaw mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz say they have gathered enough signatures to force a ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. When Neville Chamberlain tried to wish that threat away with appeasement, Churchill said, "This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste, of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year -...
    on Nov 6, 2005 By: Winston Churchill Source: (press release)

  2. "I'm afraid we're seeing the foretaste of a pensioner democracy: the number of older people is rising, and all parties are paying disproportionate attention to them," Roman Herzog, who was president between 1994 and 1999, told the daily Bild.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Roman Herzog Source: Reuters

  3. "Of course we were disappointed because our good performance wasn't rewarded but it was a perfect foretaste for Euro 2008," Hickersberger said at a news conference.
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Josef Hickersberger Source:

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