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‘Affair’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Affair’ as a noun.


Sir John gave her, in a whisper, a brief account of the whole shocking affair.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


It may seem a simple affair to play upon a violin; yet what a long and laborious practice it requires!

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.

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Orsino was reserved, and haughty; loving power more than ostentation; of a cruel and suspicious temper; quick to feel an injury, and relentless in avenging it.

From ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’, by Ann Radcliffe.

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