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star-crossed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstar-crossedˈstar-crossed adjective literary  UNLUCKYbeing in a situation that prevents something happy or good happening star-crossed lovers (=people who love each other but cannot be together)
Examples from the Corpus
star-crossedAlas, Thompson and her chosen theatre were star-crossed and she now has a production but nowhere to stage it.It is a scene that has played many times over the star-crossed career of 29-year-old Michael Gerard Tyson.Part of the tale is mere good luck, a boon that even this star-crossed conflict enjoys now and then.Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett play two star-crossed lovers whose future looks bleak after they miss the chance to evacuate.As for the two principals, they play well if not brilliantly together as the star-crossed lovers.She definitely wasn't in the mood for a play about star-crossed lovers!star-crossed loversAs for the two principals, they play well if not brilliantly together as the star-crossed lovers.She definitely wasn't in the mood for a play about star-crossed lovers!Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett play two star-crossed lovers whose future looks bleak after they miss the chance to evacuate.
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