- love apple,
- love arrows,
- love at first sight,
- love beads,
- love bird
Origin of love affair
Examples from the Web for love affair
He spoke with some heat, which was his wont in every allusion to Jack's love-affair.
She knew that this "at times" meant when Olive was deep in some love-affair.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
I left Zara, light of heart, three days after this event, horrified at the memory of my second love-affair.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi|Count Carlo Gozzi
But Boccaccio was a poet with a roistering proclivity, and truth to such a one in a love-affair is out of the question.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
Was there not some love-affair of hers that you knew about?'Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances|Juliana Horatia Ewing
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.
A strong enthusiasm, as in We can't ignore America's love affair with the automobile. [Mid-1900s]