affair


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  • noun

Synonyms for affair

Synonyms for affair

something to be done, considered, or dealt with

a large or important social gathering

something that concerns or involves one personally

an intimate sexual relationship between two people

Synonyms for affair

a vaguely specified concern

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a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

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It is a little remarkable, that -- though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends -- an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
The people dispersed, the duke and Don Quixote returned to the castle, they locked up Tosilos, Dona Rodriguez and her daughter remained perfectly contented when they saw that any way the affair must end in marriage, and Tosilos wanted nothing else.
The army, I will answer for it, will be but little pleased at being exposed to rigorous treatment on account of police affairs.
For my own part, I endeavoured to pretend that I took the affair very seriously.
An affair of state, gentlemen," added he, waving his hand to all who filled the chamber, and who, the Prince de Conde at their head, all disappeared at the simple gesture.
Then he says: 'Go and give a weceipt to the commissioner, but your affair will be passed on to headquarters.
I had tried to sketch an aspect of life that I had seen and known, and that was very well indeed, and I had wrought patiently and carefully in the art of the poor little affair.
Sheldon plodded on, and decided that the old stereotyped duel was far simpler and easier than this protracted hide-and-seek affair.
He then confessed the truth, and opened the whole affair.
Who now remembers this affair which caused so much ink to flow fifteen years ago?
He did not distinguish what sort of love his might be, big or little, passionate or passionless, lasting or passing (he kept a ballet girl himself, though he was the father of a family, so he was lenient in these matters), but he knew that this love affair was viewed with displeasure by those whom it was necessary to please, and therefore he did not approve of his brother's conduct.
There is much in this affair of a kind that does not meet the eye in a usual anarchist outrage, even if one looked into it as deep as can be.
Since the Pegler affair, this gentlewoman had covered her pity for Mr.
Laurie opened his mouth to ask another question, but remembering just in time that it wasn't manners to make too many inquiries into people's affairs, he shut it again, and looked uncomfortable.
Then, Herbert," I would respond, "let us look into out affairs.