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Definition of Affair

Affair

  1. That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; -- often in the plural. "At the head of affairs." Junius.
  2. Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
  3. An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
  4. Action; endeavor.
  5. A material object (vaguely designated).

Affair Quotations

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
Joseph Campbell

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Thomas Moore

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Affair Translations

affair in Afrikaans is saak, ding
affair in Danish is anliggende
affair in Dutch is zaak, aangelegenheid, ding, affaire
affair in Finnish is asia
affair in French is affaire, chose
affair in Italian is affare, faccenda
affair in Latin is res rei
affair in Portuguese is caso, assunto
affair in Spanish is asunto, particular
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