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The meaning and origin of the expression: Star-crossed lovers

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Star-crossed lovers


Portrait of William ShakespeareStar-crossed means unlucky, that is, not favoured by the stars.


The phrase originates from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1592:

A paire of starre-crost louers, take their life.

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