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antepast

[an-ti-past]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a foretaste; appetizer.

Origin of antepast

1580–90; ante- + Latin pāstus food (orig. past participle of pāscere to feed), equivalent to pās- feed + -tus past participle suffix
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Historical Examples

  • It is but a taste, a foretaste, an antepast of the feast of heaven.

    Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar

    George Smith

  • The mildness of the sentence was an antepast of a more enlarged liberty under the new form of government.


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