Affair in a sentence

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Definition of Affair

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
  • A material object (vaguely designated).
  • a vaguely specified concern
  • a vaguely specified social event
  • a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

How to use affair in a sentence. Affair pronunciation.

I have no clothes for such affairs.
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And is not the dangerous and expensive War we are engaged in, together with the present Posture of Affairs, a sufficient Reason for this, tho' the Play-Houses were less mischievous to the Nation than they are?
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We devoted the next day to this work, but we did so much "sitting around" and discussing, that by the middle of the afternoon we had achieved only a half-way sort of affair which one of us had to watch while the other cut brush, lest if both turned our backs we might not be able to find it again, it had such a strong family resemblance to the surrounding vegetation.
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But as to the last, that it is hazardous and difficult because of your Husbands Jealousie, this is indeed chiefly to be considered; for Old men that can do nothing themselves, are the most Jealous least others should supply their Places: and yet notwithstanding all his Jealousie, leave but the management of that Affair to me, and tho, he had the Eyes of _Argus_, we'll deceive him.
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Nothing, my Dear, said he, but I was thinking how crosly things fell out; because my own Affairs obliges me to be some Days out of Town just at this happy Juncture, when I might have been blest so oft with your Embraces.
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And therefore Married People are not so much to blame in making use of others besides their Wives or Husbands; provided that they take that Prudent Care and Circumspection which is so requisite in such affairs.
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She soon found it fortunate that her child, a girl of two years old, needed no great share of her attention; for Miss Derrick, though at first she affected an extravagant interest in the baby, very soon had enough of that plaything, and showed a decided preference for Emmeline's society out of sight and hearing of nursery affairs.
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Miss Derrick's private affairs don't at all concern me.
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Who else knew anything of the affair?
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To get her out of the house was the main point; if she chose to depart in a whirlwind, that was her own affair.
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Let the affair be left entirely in her hands.
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Although the ghastly details of this double murder are given with definite realism, Dostoevski's interest is wholly in the criminal psychology of the affair, in the analysis of Raskolnikov's mind before, during, and chiefly after the murder; for it is the mind, and not the bodily sensations that constitute the chosen field of our novelist.
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Great folks don't know that in even the most difficult affairs a child is able to give advice that is of the utmost importance.
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He was deeply impressed both by the horror and by the absurdity of capital punishment, and, as he said, the affair "pursued" him for a long time.
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The affair unquestionably has its ludicrous side, but it was a terrible blow to the revolutionists.
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Later, Sanin, not because he disapproves of the libertine officer's affair with his sister, but because he regards the officer as a blockhead, treats him with scant courtesy; and the officer, hidebound by convention, sees no way out but a challenge to a duel.
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And, having been accustomed to wait upon God for right direction in my _temporal_ as well as spiritual affairs, in simple faith I asked Him to direct me on reaching New York City to where I would find a girl of good character that would appreciate a Christian home.
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Her mother did so, and they both praised God with joyful hearts, and from that hour the young woman recovered so fast, that she was soon able to attend to the affairs of the family where she lived.
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The whole affair was well known in the neighborhood, and from that time not a dog dared move his tongue against the Christians of Ava.
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In pecuniary affairs, also, the Lord was their helper.
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Examples of Affair

Example #1
In Egypt, if the master smiles on you, the servant puts his nose in the dust.
Example #2
There was no reason why he should not go; therefore there might be a reason why he should go.
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Are we not also loudly called upon to lay aside this prophane Diversion, by the late dreadful Storm, terrible beyond that which we are told was felt in the Year 1636?
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Rome_ under _Heathenism_ were less obnoxious and offensive, which yet by the Primitive Fathers and General Councils stood condemned.
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But we were satisfied with it.
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However, two saplings, duly cut and trimmed, compelled recognition of the fact that a still modester architecture would satisfy the law, and so we concluded to build a "brush" house.