American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Jansen, Cornelis 1585-1638. Dutch theologian and founder of the Jansenist movement, whose adherents included Antoine Arnauld, Blaise Pascal, and Jean Racine.
- n. a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
“It seems these days that young, attractive musicians with glossy marketing campaigns are a dime a dozen and Jansen is no exception.”
“Again Jansen played the mustiest of numbers with a remarkable freshness.”
“Arvid Jansen is our man, he's a writer, he's had a rough ride and this is where Per Petterson excels because you get outcomes of rough ride instantly but you only discover quite how rough in little narrative drips as the book proceeds and protagonist starts to recover and to reclaim his sanity and his life.”
“Tek Jansen is hilarious, especially the way it makes fun of comic staples.”
“When killing begins, there is no telling where it will end, so Captain Jansen armed a whale-boat and rowed in to the edge of the beach.”
“He sent his emissary on board again, who explained that the big fella marster belong Suava was condescendingly willing enough to shake hands with Captain Jansen and me and cadge a stick or so of trade tobacco, but that nevertheless his high-born soul was still at so lofty an altitude that it could not sink itself to such a depth of degradation as to shake hands with a mere female woman.”
“Captain Jansen for a fathom of calico with which to cover his royal nakedness.”
“Also, Captain Jansen and Nakata had caught gari-gari.”
“At Captain Jansen's suggestion, I wrote a note to Captain Keller, asking him to bring extra anchors and gear to our aid.”
“Blood-poisoning is very frequent, and Captain Jansen, with sheath-knife and sail needle, operates lavishly on one and all.”
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