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- noun Plural form of
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- noun matters of personal concern
- noun transactions of professional or public interest
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Accountant-General, and the last man in the world to suppose that I have given myself ten days 'privilege leave to the Hills on urgent private affairs, -- _affairs de coeur_, and _affairs de rien_, of sorts.
Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series George Robert Aberigh-Mackay 1864
This, I think, is evidently the case in speaking of Indian affairs at all, after being instructed in very express terms, '_Not to have any concern with, or management of Indian affairs_.'
The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States John Marshall 1795
An active participation in affairs is the prerogative of men only, who read the papers, learn the condition of the markets, and make all the purchases for the household.
Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 1894
Banking is an occupation, and architecture is a career, but what we call affairs in
Don Orsino 1881
But this state of affairs is none the less based upon might.
The Minions of Midas 2010
You draw up a cold programme for action in affairs of the spirit and formulate a code of procedure in matters of the heart.
I don't think anyone that has any real knowledge of foreign and military affairs is a part of this blogging forum, unless you're retired military.
Needless to say, this is not, in my view, an ideal state of affairs from a few angles, not the least of which because it takes a great deal of time, and second of all because it can delay the good discussions as well.
Again I will repeat the chorus that the state of affairs is not Pres.
Our current state of affairs, is spelled out in these (2) quotes.
NASA Finds The Metric System Too Hard To Implement for Constellation - NASA Watch 2009
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