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.
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star-crossed lovers

ill-fated lovers. I suppose that Romeo and Juilet are star-crossed lovers.
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Taking into account the witchcraft and the "star-crossed lovers element" one theory about the new season is that a woman scorned might evoke some sort of revenge on her former lover a[bar] or her beau's potential new lover.
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There are many famous examples of star-crossed lovers in our culture, Romeo and Juliet being first among them.
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And, of course, the poignant story of the star-crossed lovers will appeal to the romantic in all of us.
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