Affaire



a love affair.
a love affair.
Contemporary Examples

It is dubbed the affaire du Carlton, after a four-star hotel at the heart of the scandal in Lille, northeast of Paris.
Hooker-Ring Probe Embroils DSK Tracy McNicoll October 17, 2011

Historical Examples

He jumped up, pointed to the page, and cried out, “Voila mon affaire!”
Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray

She will not marry, she will not have an affaire, yet she longs for the intimate companionship of a man.
Possessed Cleveland Moffett

The affaire Borrow is said to have come up for debate even during a secret session of the Chamber.
The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins

I did not think an affaire du coeur could be so serious; but now I know it.
In the Van; or, The Builders John Price-Brown

I preserved all the dignity of a young lady in an affaire du coeur.
Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan

The documents of the affaire des poisons form more than 1300 pages of the Archives de la Bastille, and they are not complete.
Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle Arvede Barine

In that desk you will find documents giving the whole history of the affaire Zastrow.
The Mummy and Miss Nitocris George Griffith

Weell you for myself de condescension to have dat you weell be one friend to one affaire d’honneur?
Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates

Mme Lamotte concerned in the affaire du collier was shut up here.
Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff

noun
a love affair
noun (pl) affaires d’amour (afɛr damur)
a love affair
noun (pl) affaires de coeur (afɛr də kœr)
an affair of the heart; love affair

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  • Affaire d’amour

    a love affair. Historical Examples Tunic takes a friendly interest in my affaire d’amour, and gives me the benefit of his experience in such matters. The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba Walter Goodman noun (pl) affaires d’amour (afɛr damur) a love affair

  • Affaire d’honneur

    a duel. Historical Examples An “affaire d’honneur” originated from this, and the parties met this morning. The South-West Joseph Holt Ingraham Weell you for myself de condescension to have dat you weell be one friend to one affaire d’honneur? Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates noun (pl) affaires d’honneur (afɛr dɔnœr) a duel



  • Affaire de coeur

    a love affair. Historical Examples I don’t think, in the first case, that this was an affaire de coeur, as the Frenchmen say. The Drone Rutherford Mayne noun (pl) affaires de coeur (afɛr də kœr) an affair of the heart; love affair

  • Affairs

    anything done or to be done; anything requiring action or effort; business; concern: an affair of great importance. affairs, matters of commercial or public interest or concern; the transactions of public or private business or finance: affairs of state; Before taking such a long trip you should put all your affairs in order. an event […]



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