love affair


: a romantic attachment or episode between lovers
: a lively enthusiasm
America's love affair with baseball

Examples of love affair in a Sentence

the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not a group of young men united by their love affair with the muscle car
Recent Examples on the Web Set against the shadows of World War II, the drama tells the epic story of Lieutenant-Colonel Dorrigo Evans (Elordi) and how his all-too-brief love affair with Amy Mulvaney (Odessa Young) shaped his life. Jesse Whittock, Deadline, 12 July 2024 My weekend trip came to a close, but my love affair with Halara's performance dress didn't end there. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 July 2024 The doc includes Dunaway speaking candidly about her own struggles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder, as well as revisiting her love affairs and questionable acting choices. Samantha Bergeson, IndieWire, 27 June 2024 Our love affair with pets has never been more fully on display. Jessica Pierce, TIME, 23 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for love affair 

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Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of love affair was in 1767

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“Love affair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

love affair

: a romantic relationship or incident between lovers
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