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Jansen

[jan-suh n; Dutch yahn-suh n]
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noun
  1. Cor·ne·lis Ot·to [kawr-ney-lis ot-oh] /kɔrˈneɪ lɪs ˈɒt oʊ/, Cornelius Jansenius, 1585–1638, Dutch Roman Catholic theologian.
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  • For Jansen was the son of poor peasants, without even a surname.

    Pascal

    John Tulloch

  • The life and work of Jansen seem at first far removed from Port Royal.

    Pascal

    John Tulloch

  • They insisted upon p. 139distinguishing between the tenets of Jansen and Calvinism.

    Pascal

    John Tulloch

  • “The old people will not follow us or give the alarm,” said Jansen.

    The Two Supercargoes

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Keep her nor-east, Jansen, and keep a sharp look out for the boats.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for jansen

Jansen

noun
  1. Cornelis (kɔːˈniːlɪs). Latin name Cornelius Jansenius. 1585–1638, Dutch Roman Catholic theologian. In Augustinus (1640) he defended the teachings of St Augustine, esp on free will, grace, and predestination
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