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love affair

1. An intimate sexual relationship, as in They had a torrid love affair many years ago. This expression dates from about 1600, when it referred merely to the experiences connected with being in love. The current sense dates from the second half of the 1800s.
2. A strong enthusiasm, as in We can't ignore America's love affair with the automobile. [Mid-1900s]
See also: affair, love
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Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 14 ( ANI ): In yet another case of honour killing in Uttar Pradesh, an underage girl was killed by her family members in Thakurdwara district in Moradabad allegedly over her love affair with a person.
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