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star-crossed

[stahr-krawst, -krost] /ˈstɑrˌkrɔst, -ˌkrɒst/
adjective
1.
thwarted or opposed by the stars; ill-fated:
star-crossed lovers.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • But his relationship with the magazine was star-crossed at virtually every turn.
  • It's that star-crossed time when our species seem to collectively reach out for salvation.
  • But that tale of star-crossed teenage lovers may seem to leave out all those boys pining for their bunkmate across the barracks.
  • In three tumultuous decades as a professional golfer, he has been a star and star-crossed.
British Dictionary definitions for star-crossed

star-crossed

adjective
1.
dogged by ill luck; destined to misfortune
Word Origin
C16: from cross (in the sense: thwart): so called because of the astrological belief that the stars affect people's destinies
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