noun, plural ar·rière-pen·sées [a-ryer-pahn-sey]. /a ryɛr pɑ̃ˈseɪ/. French.
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The repetition of thought (in the rime) is correct; the F. text repeats pensee.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
I fancy she entertains an 'arriere' idea of proposing her flawless niece Gracey, Marchioness of Fencaster, to present you.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
There was an arriere pensee here too, born in the minds of northern capitalists.The Negro in the South|Booker T. Washington
For myself, I am glad now that I never saw the city that was; for I can love the city that is with no arriere pensee.The Californiacs|Inez Haynes Irwin
Here we have the "Arriere pensee" clue, that is, the clue in mental reservation; and here we meet the axiom.