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Affair

Social medicine A prolonged sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery.
Workplace As commonly used, a compromise of public trust, significant ethical breach or other wrongdoing or series of wrongdoings, which may lead to civil litigation or criminal proceedings.

affair

Sexology A long-term sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery Vox populi As commonly used, a major whoops–faux pas, boo-boo, etc between 2 or more people. See Baltimore affair, Burt affair, Cantekin affair, Cleveland affair, Slutsky affair, Swine influenza vaccine affair.
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We believe that the afair' exchange rate for a crude price of $97/bbl is about RUB32.5/$.
Dubai An illicit afair that began with a random missed call landed a worker and his girlfriend in jail after they were charged with having consensual sex in the villa of the woman's sponsor.
I VISITED afair few countries over the weekend: France, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand ...
But former Lions star Hastings, who won 65 caps at centre for Scotland, does not think the coach is getting the best out of his players, saying: 'What I have said all along is that Matt is given afair chance but I know the first thing for a coach is to get the best out of the players, and I don't think that has happened.
It's afair point, you always have tomake themost of any situation and being patted on the backby a pop rock princess has its perks.
Afair bit of arm-twisting must have followed, for the Down Under denizens were soon indicating that they were ready to listen to plans for a shorter visit.
While estimates of the protests' sizes differ, we would note (1) independent estimates indicated that there were as many antiestablishment protesters as during the last protest on 24 Dec and (2) the opposition seems to have become more fragmented given the decision to hold three different demonstrations (communists, antinationalists, and the main one, composed of different groups gathering under the slogan aFair Electionsa).
AFAIR play to John Sutton for the self-deprecating text I received from the big fella after last Thursday's 5-0 hammering at Tynecastle.
Counsel for Dr Subramanian, Miss Fiona Neale,had argued before the Privy Council that the doctor did not receive afair hearing.
AFAIR few people probably thought Porsche had gone potty when it launched the Cayenne SUV in 2002.
The final four took a trip to the Michael Jackson exhibition in London's02arenabeforeenjoying the fun of afair.
``We say that the question `has there been afair result?' should have been addressed.