Antonyms for earnests

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The good times have come; and yet they are only earnests of better days still that are on their way.

God gives you these partial triumphs, that they may be earnests of the future.

Since many of Collier's "earnests" turn out to be "jests," why not the other way round?

Its stray sunbeams grew clear and golden, now that they were understood to be only earnests of the golden day above.

And faith further breeds hope because it kindles joy and peace, which are the foretastes and earnests of the future blessedness.