Example sentences for: affair

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

  • It was Dowd, after all, who wrote the story of Frank Sinatra's alleged affair with Nancy Reagan, as chronicled in Kitty Kelley's biography of Nancy, on the front page of the New York Times . (Dowd protests that the piece was an assignment and, quite rightly, that editors, not reporters, decide what goes on Page One.)

  • She says she "trusted" her friends to keep silent about her affair and feels "violated and betrayed" by Linda Tripp.

  • 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).

  • According to the Chronicle of Higher Education , Jordan's collaborator will be legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, an untenured professor at New York University's law school, who swept to prominence last year with the publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy . Hailed as the definitive account of Jefferson's long-rumored love affair with the slave Sally Hemings, Gordon-Reed's book argues that historians should give credence to the story of Jefferson's mistress and their six children.

  • Nowhere is this book's love/hate affair with the South more obvious than at the end, when Applebome profiles Lewis Grizzard, the Georgia humorist and newspaper columnist who asked that his ashes be spread on the 50 yard line of the Georgia Bulldogs' stadium.


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