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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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 America has long carried on a great love affair with technological progress. Tim Wu, The Atlantic, "How to Stop Innovation From Breaking America," 16 Oct. 2020 My love affair with Audible started several winters ago, when I was stuck inside my house mostly solo and feeling bored out of my mind. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "There's still time to secure this Audible deal before Prime Day 2020 ends," 15 Oct. 2020 According to Deadline, the story begins with an encounter between Tom and Patrick in their old age in the 1990s, which spurs them to revisit their love affair 40 years prior. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Harry Styles Is in Talks to Star in My Policeman Film Adaptation," 19 Sep. 2020 Conner has a lifelong love affair with the delta, having grown up nearby. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Shipwrecked on Little Potato Slough," 8 Oct. 2020 Louisa Edwards delivers every Anglophile’s fantasy of meeting the British movie star of one’s dreams and falling irrevocably into a whirlwind love affair. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Hot Stuff: New fall romances range from fluffy to fiery," 5 Oct. 2020 But few fictional themes keep you in a novel’s grip as divertingly as a love affair. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "Passionate Page-Turners: Books About Great Love Affairs," 26 Aug. 2020 What begins as an informal apprenticeship transforms into a gripping beachside love affair. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet Spark an Aching Beachside Romance in Ammonite," 25 Aug. 2020 Like many people who grew up in Birmingham, Scott Adamson has had a lifelong love affair with football. Creg Stephenson |, al, "New book examines Birmingham’s checkered history with professional football," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of love affair

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Oct 2020

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“Love affair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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