Example sentences for: affaire

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

  • Woodward--understandably flustered by this unenviable task--takes 56 seconds to say, in effect, that l'affaire Lewinsky is but one episode in a larger scandal.

  • One of the key causes of press overkill of the sort we're now witnessing in l'affaire Lewinsky is the papers' tendencies to do stories about anything that has to do with Topic A, even if it would otherwise merit virtually no news play.

  • The oversight is not the result of an effort to avoid downbeat or offensive sides of Degas, but rather a failure to understand the seismic shift in French society caused by "l'affaire ." Photography and French nationalism were also linked in Degas' mind.

  • Particules has already got two write-ups you might have seen: a New Yorker piece on the affaire by Adam Gopnik and a driblet in the TLS . Both seek the source of the book's controversy in its politics.

  • At nearly four hours, the Oscar ceremony was longer and more predictable than Titanic . Despite the movie's romp to a record-tying 11 awards, the broadcast is still judged "the most entertaining and painless Oscarfest in years" (Tom Shales, the Washington Post ). Credit goes once again to host Billy Crystal for jokes about his own flagging career and l'affaire Lewinsky . On the downside, this year's outfits were deemed boring: less gothic and showing less cleavage than usual.


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