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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foregleam An antecedent or premonitory gleam; a dawning light. "The foregleams of wisdom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foregleam A gleam or glimpse of the future.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foregleam fōr′glēm a glimpse into the future.
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In literature:

Of course, his belief in foregleams of future events was confirmed by the scenes transpiring around him.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
Thus we see the foregleams of an approaching day.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
His reward had now come, and a blessed assurance threw its foregleams on the future.
"Charles Lewis Cocke" by William Robert Lee Smith
He was real, because they interpreted his life divine from the foregleams of God's presence in themselves.
"The Meaning of Faith" by Harry Emerson Fosdick

In poetry:

Who scoffs at our birthright?--the words of the seers,
And the songs of the bards in the twilight of years,
All the foregleams of wisdom in santon and sage,
In prophet and priest, are our true heritage.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier