A scandal in France at the end of the nineteenth century involving a Jewish army officer, Alfred Dreyfus. Dreyfus was falsely convicted of betraying French military secrets and was sentenced to life imprisonment. French society was deeply divided over Dreyfus, with liberals, including Émile Zola and Georges Clemenceau, arguing that he was innocent, and conservatives defending the French military authorities. Dislike of Jews (see also Jews) also affected the opinions of many in France about the incident. Zola's article “J'accuse” (“I accuse”) strongly influenced the public in Dreyfus's favor. Dreyfus was eventually cleared of all charges, reinstated in the army with a promotion, and publicly honored.
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But he elected instead to have a very visible affair with a music-hall star.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is what I (sometimes) find endearing about the whole affair.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Literature in the 14th century, Strohm points out, was an intimate, interactive affair.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings|Wendy Smith|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Kirke it was being paid to pretend to play the oboe that heightened her affair with classical music.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music|Kevin Fallon|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.
And now, monsieur, if you will communicate to me the nature of your affair, you shall find me entirely at your service.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
He was a boy of eighteen, aching over his first love affair; and she was divinely mothering him.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And it might be a good idea for you to give your men a gentle hint to keep their mouths closed about this affair—all of it.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair