a collection of notes, essays, etc., dealing with religious and philosophical matters by Blaise Pascal, published posthumously in 1670.
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How to use Pensées in a sentence
The 'Pensees Philosophiquiest' drew upon him some temporary inconvenience which had no disagreeable consequences.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
It is followed by a book much of the same size, by the same author, entitled, 'Suite des Pensees ingenieuses'.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son | The Earl of Chesterfield
The allusion is to a passage in the philosopher's "Pensees."More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
Poor Ophelia (in Hamlet) gives rosemary for remembrance, and pansies (pensees) for thoughts.Flowers and Flower-Gardens | David Lester Richardson
The duke replied that 122 not one of them could hope to equal la dame des ses pensees, the beautiful Gabrielle D'Estrees.Women of History | Anonymous
Cultural definitions for Pensées
A set of reflections on religion by Blaise Pascal (pensées is French for “thoughts”). This work contains the famous statement “The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.”
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