[ UK /ɐfˈeə/ ]
[ US /əˈfɛɹ/ ]
[ US /əˈfɛɹ/ ]
a vaguely specified concern
things are going well
several matters to attend to
it is none of your affair
a vaguely specified social event
a seemingly endless round of social functions
the party was quite an affair
an occasion arranged to honor the president
- a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
How To Use affair In A Sentence
- Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'. Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
- “And now, Sir John de Walton,” he said, “methinks you are a little churlish in not ordering me some breakfast, after I have been all night engaged in your affairs; and a cup of muscadel would, I think, be no bad induction to a full consideration of this perplexed matter.” Castle Dangerous
- The affair isn't the thing that makes me believe he needs to be removed from office – it's the monumental lack of judgment he displayed in abandoning his states and his duties as governor. Sanford should stay, two top South Carolina papers say
- If we got into Ceram (and got out again), the doctor would reduce the whole affair to a few tables of anthropological measurements, a few more hampers of birds, beasts, and native rubbish in the hold, and a score of paragraphs couched in the evaporated, millimetric terms of science. The Spinner's Book of Fiction
- We have no interest in interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
- Convenience is, however, in all affairs of life, an execrable test of value.
- He admitted to five different affairs and countless visits to massage parlors for ‘full-body’ massages.
- Murder, rape, road rage, dacoities and rampant acts of terrorism have become an everyday affair in all the provincial capitals including the federal capital. Whether A Dictator Or Democrat: Please Explain
- I could continue this yo-yo description of euroland affairs were it not that I will run out of good news to juxtapose against the bad. Euroland Should Prepare for More Ups and Downs in Its Yo-Yo Economy
- His interest in public affairs, especially in social questions, was keener.