Example sentences for: affair

How can you use “affair” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • There are societies, like France, where writers, artists, and some scholars speak to the nation, as Émile Zola did in the course of the Dreyfus affair (which is the context in which the word "intellectual" was first used in its modern sense).

  • It was a standard apparatchik affair, ending with a predictable affirmation of the old Titoist line that the party must crush nascent Serb nationalism.

  • A piece on Saul Bellow says his novel Herzog was inspired by his wife's affair with his best friend.

  • Military officials have proposed to relax their policies against adultery . The proposed changes, prompted by embarrassment over the Kelly Flinn affair and other recent adultery scandals, would reduce the number of prosecutions (by prosecuting only those cases in which the adultery has demonstrably damaged troop morale) and the severity of the discharge imposed on violators.

  • After the election, Clinton squandered this victory by continuing to deny that he had lied about the affair.


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