Romeo and Juliet
- A pair of lovers, particularly if they are young, visibly enamored, and come from families or groups that are on opposing sides of a dispute.
1996, Katherine Stone, Rainbows, page 73:
- Unlike cynical you, however, I do believe a Romeo and Juliet love is possible.
2008, Judith Viorst, Grown-Up Marriage: What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know, page 6:
- We all married—well, most of us married—for love, for some version of Sinatra and Casablanca love, for a love that would light up our lives and cast out fear, for a Romeo and Juliet love (except with a better ending), for a love that the poet John Donne once wrote "makes one little room an everywhere."