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A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.  Synonyms: affair, amour, intimacy, involvement, liaison.

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... autres," says a French writer, M. Paul-Dubois, "ils n'ont vu dans la terre Irlandaise qu'une affaire, et non une patrie. Ils sont restes conquerants en pays de conquete. De la cette consequence que, conscients d'etre des etrangers, des intrus, ils se sont crus libres et quittes de toute dette envers le pays, de tous les devoirs ...
— Ireland and the Home Rule Movement • Michael F. J. McDonnell

... Gouvernements veulent ou osent entreprendre l'abaissement de la France, la guerre s'allumera, et pour mon compte alors je m'y jetterai a outrance, mais si comme je l'espere encore, malgre mes soupcons, ils ne veulent pas la guerre, alors l'affaire de l'Orient, s'arrangera a l'amiable, et le cri de toutes les Nations fera de nouveau justice de ces humeurs belliqueuses et consolidera la paix generale, comme cela est arrive dans les premieres annees de ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) • Queen Victoria

... hys tragedye, from conversaytions manifold, whych had passed between them, and opinions gyven by Alleyn touchyng that subjecte. Shakespeare did not take this talk in good sorte; but Jonson did put an end to the stryfe wyth wittielie saying, thys affaire needeth no contentione; you stole it from Ned no doubte: do not marvel: haue you not seene hym acte tymes out of number?'—This is pretended to be printed from the original MS. dated 1600; which agrees well enough with Wood's Claruit: ...
— Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare • D. Nichol Smith

... of this business." [Footnote: "Il dit, J'ai tue la paix." Belmont, Histoire du Canada. "Le Rat passa ensuite seul a Catarakouy (Fort Frontenac) sans vouloir dire le tour qu'il avoit fait, dit seulement estant hors de la porte, en s'en allant, Nous verrons comme le gouverneur se tirera d'affaire." Denonville.] Then, without loss of time, he repaired to Michillimackinac, and gave his Iroquois prisoner to the officer in command. No news of the intended peace had yet reached that distant outpost; and, though the unfortunate Iroquois ...
— Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV • Francis Parkman

... Talbot with letters from Portugall, that the Queene is resolved to embarque for England this week. Thence to the office all the afternoon. My Lord Windsor come to us to discourse of his affaire, and to take his leave of us; he being to go Governor of Jamaica with this fleet that is now going. [Thomas Baron Windsor, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire; advanced to the Earldom ...
— The Diary of Samuel Pepys • Samuel Pepys

... "Ah! V'la un affaire bien fini! Allons! Jettez-le!" growled the grim boatswain, dropping his loaded club, as all three spurned the prostrate body, and then, with a heavy lurch, it bounded off the sodden bank plunging ...
— A Fascinating Traitor • Richard Henry Savage

... remarkable words in a letter written by William to Portland, on the day after Sacheverell's bold and unexpected move. William calculates the amount of the supplies, and then says: "S'ils n'y mettent des conditions que vous savez, c'est une bonne affaire: mais les Wigges sont si glorieux d'avoir vaincu ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 3 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... and if I am wounded I cannot attend to the spiritual affaire of the dying," said Father Mendez, following ...
— Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships - A Story of the Last Naval War • W.H.G. Kingston

... rather strangely in the celebrated Betsy Canning case, as Balzac did in the 'Affaire Peytel'; but the story is too long for repetition in this place. The trials of Miss Canning and her supposed kidnappers are amongst the most amusing in the great collection of State Trials. See vol. xix. of the 8vo edition. Fielding's defence of his own conduct in the matter is reprinted in his ...
— Hours in a Library - New Edition, with Additions. Vol. II (of 3) • Leslie Stephen

... harm, and the Prince will probably be a harmless lunatic when he comes back into the world. I should sweep that dust up and put it into the fireplace, if I were you. In that desk you will find documents giving the whole history of the Affaire Zastrow. They will be useful to you. You will have to excuse me now. Europe is on the brink of war, and I must go and remove the cause. I rely upon your discretion as to the events of this afternoon. Au revoir. I shall have the pleasure of seeing ...
— The Mummy and Miss Nitocris - A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension • George Griffith

... d'ordinaire, La sorgue dans Pantin, [1] Dans mainte et mainte affaire Faisant tres-bon choppin, [2] Ma gente cambriole, [3] Rendoublee de camelotte, [4] De la dalle au flaquet; [5] Je vivais sans disgrace, Sans regout ni morace, [6] Sans ...
— Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs - and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896] • John S. Farmer

... pas un plaisir ni une douleur, mais une affaire grave dont nous sommes charges, et qu'il faut conduire et terminer a ...
— The Map of Life - Conduct and Character • William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Words linked to "Affaire" :   amour, sexual relationship

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