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fatal attraction

noun

a situation where a spurned partner in a romance turns vengeful, often murderous

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  • What had he learned in the country that had had such a fatal attraction for his father?

  • I do not know what fatal attraction led me to ask about him continually.

    Child of a Century, Complete Alfred de Musset
  • It has an attraction for them, often a fatal attraction, even though it be thick with dirt and very malodorous.

    London's Underworld Thomas Holmes
  • And she has a fatal attraction for men who can't afford to keep her.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • The idea seemed to haunt him--it seemed to have a fatal attraction for him.

    Wife in Name Only Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)

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