Definitions

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  • n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

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Examples

  • Many individuals have been examined in relation to this most extraordinary and frightful affair, "[The word 'affaire' has not yet, in France, that levity of import which it conveys with us]" but nothing whatever has transpired to throw light upon We give below all the material testimony elicited.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • The "affaire," as it was universally known, was only once referred to in the German Parliament, in January, 1898, when Chancellor von Bülow declared "in the most positive way possible" that there had "never been any traffic or relations of any kind whatsoever between Dreyfus and any German authority," adding that the alleged finding of an official German communication in the wastepaper basket of the German

    William of Germany

  • He had to give up the idea of obtaining the 'ordonnance de non-lieu', and to tell himself that the 'affaire' would come before the assizes; but it does not follow that one is condemned for what one is accused of, and

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Hast thou a moment's time for the Leipzig "affaire"? then please come down here (where Herr Neumann now is) to thine own

    Letters

  • He had to give up the idea of obtaining the 'ordonnance de non-lieu', and to tell himself that the 'affaire' would come before the assizes; but it does not follow that one is condemned for what one is accused of, and Saniel persisted in believing that Florentin would not be.

    Conscience — Complete

  • Make choice of your familiars, Osorius, as you please; suffer me to 'enjoy mine own: neither is it reason that you should limit me, or I you, in this kind of affaire; humanity, and common course or man's life, requireth, that choice be made of friend -

    The fathers of the English Church; or, A selection from the writings of the ...

  • [The word 'affaire' has not yet, in France, that levity of import which it conveys with us,] "but nothing whatever has transpired to throw light upon it.

    krimiblog.de

  • Analysis If Renault's great affaire d'espionnage unravels, as it appears to be doing, it may become a case study in corporate paranoia, distracted leadership—and the perceived threat of an advancing China.

    Fear, Distraction at Renault

  • Les parlementaires n'ont donc pas à se mêler de cette affaire, car celui-ci est et restera très marginale en France.

    Global Voices in English » In France, Sudan, Burqas and Trousers Cause Controversy

  • We are in St. Tropez ( "St. Trop" for the locals) for the famous Braderie d'Automne. 100,000 shoppers are expected to descend on the former quaint fishing village with hopes to "dénicher la bonne affaire."

    Escapade

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