love affair

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n love affair a relationship between two lovers
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.”
  • Emily Carr
    Emily Carr
    “Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs.”
  • Andre Breton
    Andre%20Breton
    “If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.”
  • Michael Garrett Marino
    Michael Garrett Marino
    “A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.”

Usage

In literature:

She, herself, had had no love-affairs.
"In Old Kentucky" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Mr. Britling was entangled in a love affair.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
She seems to have had all sorts of love-affairs already.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I've had love-affairs, more or less, all along.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
I know, all children have those desperate love affairs.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
A third person should never be mixed up in a love affair: trouble always comes of it.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
This story tells of the love-affairs of three young people, with an old-fashioned romance in the background.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
Half of young people's love-affairs is just because they are handy to each other.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
FRECCI, Maddalo de', the betrayer of Tasso's love-affairs, ii.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
He found an agreeable respite when he acted as a go-between for the illicit love affair of Mme.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
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In poetry:

Before his feet their armies wait,
And swift as flames of fire they move
To manage his affairs of state,
In works of vengeance or of love.
"Hymn 112" by Isaac Watts
The hero of
Affairs of love
By far too numerous to be mentioned,
And scarred as I'm,
It seemeth time
That I were mustered out and pensioned.
"Quitting Again" by Eugene Field
"I pray, whom have you here, say they,
" And how much money must we pay,
For we have none to spare. "Why, there's one Joseph and a wench,
Who are to go before the bench About a love affair.
"A Commentary On The Eastern Wise Men, Travelling To Bethlehem, Guided" by Thomas Paine
A golden wedding briefly told,
a picture of a four-year old
blowing her birthday candles out;
a grandma growing nice and stout,
all dressed up for some affair,
in a new dress and lovely hair.
"Scrap Book" by Edna Jacues
And you seek my aid to carry her off,
Ha! Ha! A love affair, nay do not think I scoff;
For you shall enjoy her sir before this time to-morrow,
If that will satisfy you, or help to drown your sorrow.
"Grif, of the Bloody Hand" by William Topaz McGonagall
An' here I spins a lovely yarn, a gloomy hard-luck tale
Of how I've done my money in, an' I'm about to fail,
How my house an' land is mortgaged, how I've muddled my affairs
Through foolin' round with racin' bets and rotten minin' shares.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In news:

My love affair with Santa.
My love affair with chocolate.
The Toy Love affair .
A love affair bred from human habits.
Media's love affair with Obama is over the top.
Univision's Love Affair With Telenovelas.
Bat for Lashes, 'All Your Gold' (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) – Song Premiere.
Media's love affair with Obama.
Junk food love affair .
Doomed Love Affair Opens Ballet Season.
Texas' Love Affair with State-Funded Private Tutors Likely to Endure.
A lifelong love affair with cookies.
A sushi love affair .
LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood's oddball Republican convention monologue didn't sit well, but Democrats proved they know how to exploit their unabashed love affair with Hollywood.
" Love affair with Cuba swim is over".
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