bien-pensant

bien-pensant

(bjɛ̃pɑ̃sɑ̃)
adj
right-thinking; orthodox
n, pl bien pensants (bjɛ̃pɑ̃sɑ̃)
a right-thinking person
[literally: well-thinking]
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3]t[euro]u[c] diversit[euro]u[c], le palmar[euro]uA s a r[euro]u[c]compens[euro]u[c] un cin[euro]u[c]aste noir, Jordan Peele, pour le sc[euro]u[c]nario de son film d'horreur "Get Out", qui critique le racisme bien-pensant.
L'intolerable de cette notion pour le bien-pensant, a defaut d'etre bien pense, c'est la mise en rapport de cette sexualite infantile dans la sexualite adulte.
Such bien-pensant apologists are prominent throughout the chattering classes of the West.
Desde hace por lo menos una decada, Finkielkraut sostiene que la elite francesa, en general, y en particular la elite cultural que se inclina por la izquierda bien-pensant, ha sido excesivamente cobarde, ha estado demasiado escondida en la negacion, obtusa o interesada solo en si misma (jo las cuatro cosas
Frey is as independent-minded a demographer as there is working today, and yet he cannot employ the term without getting sucked into the bien-pensant maelstrom:
As I am a bien-pensant person, I didn't want to use the kids for my own benefit, so I proposed that they make every decision about a movie that I would make for them.
Lionel Trilling, in particular, was always reminding the bien-pensant liberals who read the highbrow journals that literature was more disturbing, more ideologically unruly and humanly curious, than conventional left-wing politics allowed.
In relating this anecdote of Phil's inscription in his own book, I am following another piece of brotherly advice from someone who, like Kurt Vonnegut, an exemplar of sorts for Phil (perhaps because Vonnegut is the bien-pensant version of Celine?
Some months ago, the op-ed page of The New York Times, that communal warm bath of bien-pensant liberal thought, carried an article by columnist Roger Cohen assuring Americans that the U.
I'm thinking of the sort of bien-pensant lefties who line up to sneer at TV programmes like Sunday night's heartwarming two hours of Our Queen on ITV, yet curiously ensure that their favoured professions of acting, broadcasting, journalism and politics are stuffed full of their own sprogs.
Was I wrong on the afterlife, as so many among the bien-pensant brayed for me to admit that I was wrong on Iraq?
TRIPOLI, LIBYA -- Perhaps I overestimated the bien-pensant British understanding of "modernity.