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affaire

(afɛr)
n
a love affair
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Noun1.affaire - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationshipaffaire - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
sexual relationship - a relationship involving sexual intimacy
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"Have we returned to the times when Cromwell sent us bullies in the guise of charges d'affaires? You want nothing monsieur, but the steel cap on your head, and a Bible at your girdle."
"Monsieur," said Athos, dryly, "I have never had, as you have, the advantage of treating with Cromwell; and I have only seen his charges d'affaires sword in hand, I am therefore ignorant of how he treated with prime ministers.
charge d'affaires from Copenhagen- a profound intellect," and simply, "Mr.
That is the actual phrase used by the Vienna cabinet," said the Danish charge d'affaires.
He was a brasseur d'affaires, a stockbroker I suppose you call it in English; and he had a wife and family, and he was earning a large income.
If your joynt power prevaile, th' affaires of Hell No detriment need feare, goe and be strong.
Has not your excellency heard that the French charge d'affaires was robbed six months ago within five hundred paces of Velletri?"
"And so, my good friend, if you have any affaire la, said the old General, taking a pinch of snuff with his trembling white old hand, and then pointing to the spot of his robe de chambre under which his heart was still feebly beating, "if you have any Phillis to console, or to bid farewell to papa and mamma, or any will to make, I recommend you to set about your business without delay." With which the General gave his young friend a finger to shake, and a good-natured nod of his powdered and pigtailed head; and the door being closed upon Dobbin, sate down to pen a poulet (he was exceedingly vain of his French) to Mademoiselle Amenaide of His Majesty's Theatre.
"Oscillation upon the pavement always means an affaire de coeur.
[The word 'affaire' has not yet, in France, that levity of import which it conveys with us,] "but nothing whatever has transpired to throw light upon it.
Le ministre allemand des Affaires etrangeres, Heiko Maas, est arrive, mardi a Khartoum, accompagne d'une delegation de haut niveau, pour s'entretenir avec des responsables soudanais sur la maniere dont l'Allemagne pourrait aider la democratie naissante au Soudan dans les domaines de la realisation economique et de la paix.
Les chefs de diplomatie de la Chine et de la Coree du Nord sont convenus de renforcer les relations d'amitie entre leurs pays et de travailler etroitement ensemble pour resoudre les questions liees a la peninsule coreenne, a annonce mardi le ministere chinois des Affaires etrangeres.