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eternal triangle

A sexual encounter or relationship between three people. Although exciting at first, the eternal triangle caused their relationship to suffer and ultimately end.
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(the) eternal triangle

a sexual or emotional relationship involving two women and one man or two men and one woman. (*Typically, a couple [man and woman] and another man or woman.) Henry can't choose between his wife and his mistress. It's the eternal triangle. I'm surprised Jane doesn't get tired of the eternal triangle. She goes out with Peter at the weekend and Jim during the week.
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eternal triangle

A relationship involving three lovers, such as two women involved with one man or two men with one woman. For example, The plot of the murder mystery revolved around the eternal triangle of a husband, wife, and another woman . [c. 1900]
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eternal triangle

a relationship between three people, typically a couple and the lover of one of them, involving sexual rivalry.
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eternal triangle, the

A threesome of lovers, either two men involved with or vying for one woman or two women and one man. “Eternal” here simply means that this situation has occurred over and over through the ages. The term has been traced to a book review appearing in the London Daily Chronicle in 1907, describing a novel that “deals with the eternal triangle, which, in this case, consists of two men and one woman.”
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"This all stems from the eternal triangle. Both he and you were in love with the same person, Lesley Carr."
(It's not this line actor's fault that Morris is needlessly compared to Shakespeare's Prospero.) But the drama of dystopia that "The Earthly Paradise" could well have been speedily fades from view, replaced by a new dissection of the eternal triangle that were seems to last a lifetime.
While he was thrilled to be part of a King Arthur movie that actually delved more into history than myth, Ioan admits that he had expected that there would be more of an eternal triangle with Lancelot, Guinevere and Arthur in the film's plot.
I'm not sure whether the title refers to love's eternal triangle, or the number of viewers.
That's the eternal triangle. It was premised on a conceptual basis rather than a subjective gesture.
Set in a Sicilian village, Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana has the eternal triangle as part of the plot.
But then Louise left to launch her career as a solo singer and lads' mag pin-up, and Kelle suddenly found herself the odd one out in the Eternal triangle.
Unlike conventional online car marts, Vauxhall's strategy is to link click-on orders to local dealerships, so the eternal triangle of car maker, car seller and car buyer is not broken.
His face lit up and the words tumbled out when he recalled the sizzling soap eternal triangle that hooked the nation.
And she had been the centre not just of an eternal triangle but an infernal crime.
Borges didn't invent that particular solution to the problem posed by the eternal triangle; much earlier Dumas fils had come up with the same formulation, Tuez la femme.
Tuesday, After Christmas (15) Romanian eternal triangle drama as the meeting of his wife and mistress forces a man to make a decision.
Edward Fox and Nicholas Woodeson star in both, with Polly Adams making up the eternal triangle in the second.
Its story of the eternal triangle gives the opera great dramatic force, and it was recently successfully revived by the BBC at the Barbican and released on CD.
That said, Barry's tale about an eternal triangle (set in a square!) offered humour, atmosphere, a feeling of confiding intimacy on the one hand and on the other, sweeping grandeur as bells (and giggles) rang out in the night air.