love affair


Definition of love affair 

1 : a romantic attachment or episode between lovers

2 : a lively enthusiasm America's love affair with baseball

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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

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That was a radical take considering the NFL’s love affair with parity. Gary Peterson, sacbee, "Breaking the NBA? On the contrary, the Warriors are doing it a favor," 12 July 2018 At the wedding, the show flashes through Callie and Brandon’s love affair. Rebecca Farley,, "The Fosters Moves Out: Saying Goodbye To TV's Most Temperate Family Drama," 7 June 2018 Now through July 9, you'll be engaged in a passionate love affair — with your career. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 This commemorative, hardcover coffee table book captures Indiana's unique love affair with the game in hundreds of historic photographs featured on its 232 pages. Indystar Sports, Indianapolis Star, "Looking for a unique Father's Day gift? Check out IndyStar's high school basketball book," 17 May 2018 This epic show, drawing nearly four million visitors, rewrote Italy’s political history as a hybrid of sacred ceremony and love affair with the leader. Jason Farago, New York Times, "A New Italy, Imagined by Artists and Demagogues," 21 Mar. 2018 That love affair has been tainted in recent years by scandal. Washington Post, "German court opens the way for bans of diesel vehicles, roiling a nation of car obsessives," 27 Feb. 2018 The two singers star in the clip, which Kiyoko also directed, showing a love affair between two women who want nothing more than to simply be around each other. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Hayley Kiyoko & Kehlani Take Fans Behind the Scenes of 'What I Need,' Talk Working With Queer Artists," 10 July 2018 To say this two-day-long love affair in Monaco was luxe would be an understatement. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding Will Cost a Lot, But Not Nearly as Much as Other Royal Nuptials," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of love affair

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of love affair

: a romantic or sexual relationship especially between two people who are not married to each other

: a feeling of great interest in and enthusiasm for something

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