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  • affair — af|fair [ ə fer ] noun *** ▸ 1 political events ▸ 2 events in personal life ▸ 3 shocking event ▸ 4 sexual relationship ▸ 5 event, situation, etc. ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) affairs plural events and activities relating to the government, politics, economy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • affair — [[t]əfe͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ affairs 1) N SING: the N If an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair. The government has mishandled the whole affair... The affair began when… …   English dictionary

  • affair — 01. She divorced her husband after discovering he was having an [affair] with her best friend. 02. After a long [affair] with her married employer, Anna decided that she wanted to date younger, unmarried men instead. 03. The whole [affair] has… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • affair — noun (C) 1 affairs (plural) a) public or political events and activities: world affairs | They were accused of interfering in China s internal affairs. | the exclusion of women from public affairs | foreign affairs (=political events in other… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • affair — /euh fair /, n. 1. anything done or to be done; anything requiring action or effort; business; concern: an affair of great importance. 2. affairs, matters of commercial or public interest or concern; the transactions of public or private business …   Universalium

  • Affair of the Diamond Necklace — The diamond necklace was commissioned by Louis XV for his mistress, Madame du Barry. At the death of the King, the necklace was unpaid for, almost bankrupting the jewellers and leading to various unsuccessful schemes to secure a sale to Queen… …   Wikipedia

  • affair — af•fair [[t]əˈfɛər[/t]] n. 1) anything requiring action or effort; business; concern 2) affairs, matters of commercial or public interest or concern: affairs of state[/ex] 3) thing; matter (usu. used with a descriptive or qualifying term): Our… …   From formal English to slang

  • affair(e) —    a sexual relationship with someone other than your regular partner    The English version is now more common:     ... having a vigorous and even dangerous wife, and an affair problem. (Bradbury, 1975)    In French it might include the person… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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  • love affair — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms love affair : singular love affair plural love affairs 1) a romantic sexual relationship, especially one between people who are not married to each other 2) a strong interest in something or liking for… …   English dictionary

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