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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Synonyms for love affair


affair (also affaire), amour, fling, love, romance

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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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In addition to walking around his home as a kid acting like The Ultimate Warrior, Mizanin’s love affair with the WWE extended to his group of friends. John Benson,, "Parma celebrates WWE Superstar ‘Mike The Miz Day’ July 3 at Normandy High School," 1 July 2019 Super erotic and bittersweet vignettes about Jessa’s love affair with Brynn flood the narrative, as do memories of Jessa’s father, a weird and complicated man. Eugenia Williamson,, "Kristen Arnett’s promising debut dwells in a Sunshine state of mind," 27 June 2019 New York City’s love affair with death-defying stunts is well established. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "‘Flying Wallendas’ Times Square High-Wire Walk Evokes Rich History of Death-Defying Stunts in N.Y.," 23 June 2019 While the initial objective was to crack down on illicit money and push more people towards digital transactions, research showed hoarders found ways to change their old bills for new ones while Indians’ love affair with cash continued. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Kenya is introducing new banknotes in a bid to fight corruption," 4 June 2019 Last season was their inexplicable love affair with reliever Ryan Madson. Houston Mitchell,, "Dodgers Dugout: Why didn't the Dodgers sign Craig Kimbrel?," 7 June 2019 Shifting needs The primary factor hurting minivan sales is the nation's love affair with SUVs and crossovers, which have soared in number, giving shoppers a bevy of alternatives to the sliding-door minivan. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Death of the minivan? As Americans buy more SUVs, is the minivan headed for the junkyard?," 7 June 2019 The dress transforms them, imbues them with an indescribable power, and becomes an all-consuming love affair. Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Couture," 15 Aug. 2018 Assuming natural wines are your thing, this one will knock you back into a rosé love affair. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The New, Weird, Wonderful Rosés You Should Be Drinking This Summer," 8 June 2019

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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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