What does the word foretaste mean?

Usage examples for foretaste

  1. But they hold the earnest of victory, the foretaste of life eternal. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  2. He proposed to himself a pleasant evening's chat, in which that lady would be discussed in all her bearings, and he would enjoy a foretaste of the praise ere long to be dealt out to him before an admiring public. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  3. The ecstasy had begun in the schoolroom and over the Berceuse, quite in the manner of the same foretaste on the day, a little while back, when Susan had panted up and she herself, after the hint about the duchess, had sailed down; for what harm then had there been in drops and disappointments if she could still have, even only a moment, the sensation of such a name " brought up"? – What Maisie Knew by Henry James