affairs


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  • noun

Synonyms for affairs

matters of personal concern

transactions of professional or public interest

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Your financial affairs are all right, Tom," said Ned.
The tribe consented to act with deliberation, and with one voice they committed the direction of the whole affair to the government of the chief who had suggested such wise and intelligible expedients.
Soon after this, I went into the settlement, and nothing worthy of a place in this account passed in my affairs for some time.
The popular imagination, indeed, long kept itself busy with the affair of the old Puritan Pyncheon and the wizard Maule; the curse which the latter flung from his scaffold was remembered, with the very important addition, that it had become a part of the Pyncheon inheritance.
In some months of the year, however, there often chances a forenoon when affairs move onward with a livelier tread.
Then I did the same for Herbert (who modestly said he had not my administrative genius), and felt that I had brought his affairs into a focus for him.
The affairs of the Union will become more and more objects of curiosity and conversation among the citizens at large.
It is well known how violent the king's prejudices were against the queen, and how carefully these prejudices were kept up by the cardinal, who in affairs of intrigue mistrusted women infinitely more than men.
From the latter he is defended by being well armed and having good allies, and if he is well armed he will have good friends, and affairs will always remain quiet within when they are quiet without, unless they should have been already disturbed by conspiracy; and even should affairs outside be disturbed, if he has carried out his preparations and has lived as I have said, as long as he does not despair, he will resist every attack, as I said Nabis the Spartan did.
You and I are well enough acquainted with each other, and one's own affairs are one's own affairs.
I am connected with the General," he said drily, "partly through business affairs, and partly through special circumstances.
First, the revealing of affairs, whereby they become less secret.
This man's view and Thales's was exactly the same; both of them contrived to procure a monopoly for themselves: it is useful also for politicians to understand these things, for many states want to raise money and by such means, as well as private families, nay more so; for which reason some persons who are employed in the management of public affairs confine themselves to this province only.
It seems to be my fortune to be mixed up, more or less actively, with elderly love affairs.
At his return to his lodgings, Jones found the situation of affairs greatly altered from what they had been in at his departure.