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Definitions of affair
Transactions in general. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue. Webster Dictionary DB
An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
Action; endeavor. Webster Dictionary DB
A material object (vaguely designated). Webster Dictionary DB
That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; - often in the plural. At the head of affairs. Junius. Webster Dictionary DB
That which is done, or is to be done; business of any kind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
That which is to be done: business: an engagement or battle of minor importance:-pl. transactions in general: public concerns. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
A transaction; business; matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
Anything done or to be done; business; matter; thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Business of any kind; that which is to be done; matter; a partial engagement between troops. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
A matter of any kind; business. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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– The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
– The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope