[pahn-seyz, pahn-; French pahn-sey] /pɑnˈseɪz, pɑ̃-; French pɑ̃ˈseɪ/

a collection of notes, essays, etc., dealing with religious and philosophical matters by Blaise Pascal, published posthumously in 1670.
[pahn-sey] /pɑ̃ˈseɪ/
noun, plural pensées
[pahn-sey] /pɑ̃ˈseɪ/ (Show IPA). French.
a reflection or thought.
Pensées [(pahn-say) (1670)]

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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