Definition of Arriere pensee

1. Noun. An unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arriere Pensee

arrhythmic
arrhythmical
arrhythmically
arrhythmogenic
arrhythmous
arrhythmy
arriage
arriages
arriba
arride
arrided
arrides
arriding
arriere
arriere pensee (current term)
arriero
arrieros
arris
arrises
arrish
arrishes
arriswise
arrival
arrival gate
arrival time
arrivals
arrivance
arrivances
arrive

Literary usage of Arriere pensee

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1. Curiosities of Literature: And The Literary Character Illustrated by Isaac Disraeli, Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1851)
"... retained an arriere- pensee which may fasten or loosen the ambiguous exprès* •ion he had so cautiously and so finely inlaid in his mosaic of treachery. ..."

2. Annals of British Legislation: Being a Classified and Analysed Summary of edited by Leone Levi (1861)
"... reveals on the part of those whom it carries along with it an arriere-pensee of a war against Austria for the conquest of Venetia, and an arriere-pensee ..."

3. A Treatise on the Moral Ideals by John Grote (1876)
"... right or not: but benevolence is not genuine benevolence if it is done with an arriere pensee or ulterior view of causing happiness to ourselves. ..."

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