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Google previewModern American Usage (1966)

A Guide by Wilson Follett

Arriere-pensee does not mean afterthought but ulterior motive or, occasionally, hesitancy. The arriere-pensee is a thought, as it were, spatially behind the present thought, not after it in time. Vis-d-vis, which is nothing but the literal equivalent of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler, David Crystal

ARRIERE-PENSEE AS arrière-pensée. See FRENCH wonDs. arrive.

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1984)

by B. A. Phythian

arriere-pensee [Fr. ] Ulterior motive. (ari-air-pahn-say) arriere-plan [ Fr.] (In paintings) background. (ari-air-plahn) arrive [Fr.] (Person) newly famous, successful, established. (ar-ee- vay) arrivederci. See a rivederci. arrivisme [Fr.] ...

Google previewThe Clarendon dictionary (1883)

by William Hand Browne

arriere-pensee, afterthonght, concealed thonght, an courant, ...

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