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noun as in illicit sexual relationship

noun as in party or celebration

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From the outset, Perry’s focus on Ukraine had puzzled his colleagues in government, who say that he took a personal interest in the country’s affairs.

Despite much drum-beating on the topic, much of the public is still unaware that seasonal flu is a serious affair.

In her new role, Delaine Prado will report to Google’s SVP of global affairs, Kent Walker, an influential lawyer who has played a key role in guiding the company’s political and legal response to the numerous challenges it is facing.

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There is overwhelming public support for making cocktails to go permanent, says Mike Whatley, vice president of state and local affairs for the National Restaurant Association.

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Days earlier, he had admitted to being questioned in a federal investigation related to the 2016 presidential election, blaming the whole affair on “the deep state.”

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But he elected instead to have a very visible affair with a music-hall star.

It is what I (sometimes) find endearing about the whole affair.

Literature in the 14th century, Strohm points out, was an intimate, interactive affair.

For Kirke it was being paid to pretend to play the oboe that heightened her affair with classical music.

Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.

And now, monsieur, if you will communicate to me the nature of your affair, you shall find me entirely at your service.

Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.

He was a boy of eighteen, aching over his first love affair; and she was divinely mothering him.

This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.

And it might be a good idea for you to give your men a gentle hint to keep their mouths closed about this affair—all of it.


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On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affair, such as: case, employment, event, incident, interest, and proceeding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.