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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Wolk Morais presented its latest men’s and women’s collections in West Hollywood Tuesday night, marking another chapter in the label’s long-running love affair with all things SoCal. Adam Tschorn,, "Cool California artists and Mexican pottery patterns inspire Wolk Morais' latest collection," 27 June 2018 Americans’ love affair with sugar starts at a very early age, and many toddlers are consuming added sugar at levels that exceed the maximum amount recommended for adults, a new study has found. David Carrig, ajc, "Study: Toddlers consuming more sugar than is recommended for adults," 11 June 2018 Both Dorsey and Hue Jackson discussed drafting a quarterback as if Kizer didn’t even exist, and the latter’s love affair with free agent A.J. McCarron hasn’t dissipated, according to reports. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "NFL combine winners and losers: Josh Allen's performance great news for Browns, Colts," 5 Mar. 2018 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

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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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