star-crossed lovers


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star-crossed lovers

Two people in love who are forced to be apart by circumstances or influences outside of their control. A phrase popularized in its use by Shakespeare to describe the titular characters of his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Any high school couple forced apart by where they go to college will likely feel like star-crossed lovers for the first week or so, and then realize that there's way more to life than an awkward adolescent romance.
See also: lover

star-crossed lovers

ill-fated lovers. I suppose that Romeo and Juilet are star-crossed lovers.
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David Nicholls is well known for his celebrated novel One Day about two star-crossed lovers named Dexter and Emma.
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Later, the imagination of the local residents, moved by the sad story of the star-crossed lovers, would blend legend and reality, pointing out different old houses as the setting of the tragedy.
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The melodramma tragico deals with a pair of star-crossed lovers from two feuding families who come to rather nasty ends (the opera concludes with poor Imelda attempting to save her lover by sucking the poison out of his wound, only to die herself).
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