star-crossed

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star +‎ crossed

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star-crossed ‎(comparative more star-crossed, superlative most star-crossed)

  1. ill-fated by destiny, the fate of the person being “written in the stars”.
    The star-crossed lovers looked into each other's eyes, before dying.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, “Prologue”, in Romeo and Juliet:
      From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
    • 2009 March 20, Adam Rittenberg, “Spartans overpower Robert Morris”, in ESPN[1]:
      After a star-crossed regular season, Morgan vowed Thursday to show the college hoops world what it has been missing.

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