affair affair  /ə ˈfɛr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a vaguely specified concern
  2. (n) a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
  3. (n) a vaguely specified social event

Usage(s):

  1. In her 30 years of counseling couples, Mira Kirshenbaum has discerned 17 reasons that people have extramarital affairs.
  2. Mira Kirshenbaum's new book explores why extramarital affairs happen, and how they can be managed.
  3. In her graphic, almost vengeful new book, Sheryl Weinstein describes her affair with disgraced financier Bernie Madoff.

News

  1. Investigation wraps up, Teva cleared in switched drug packaging affair

    The switched packaging affair in France involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) treatments has ended, at least as far as France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (MSNA) is concerned. ANSM h...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Angelina Jolie Posed as Pocahontas During Affair With Brad Pitt -- Was Brad Angie's John Smith?

    A recent lawsuit filed by the godmother to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Shiloh revealed a little known secret about the early days of the Hollywood couple's secret love affair.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via omg!

  3. LA’s new love affair with the road: Bikes, light rail put cars to the test

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles embodied America’s love affair with the automobile in the last century. In this one, it’s trying to kick the car to the curb.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "It is an Iraqi affair dealing with Iraqis," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told AP on a return flight to Baghdad from New York where he appeared at the UN General Assembly. "Iraqis are eager for Iraq's unity. ...... Dividing Iraq is a...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In France they have made an 'affair d'etat' with football, but football remains in the hands of the federation," said Blatter. "We will help the national association and if it cannot be solved by consultation, then the only thing we have is...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: BBC Sport

  3. "A 12-week suspension is an exceptional step, but I believe it is a proportionate response to Jonathan's role in this unhappy affair," Thompson said in a statement.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Mark Thompson Source: Reuters UK

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