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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Star-crossed lovers'?

Star-crossed means unlucky, that is, not favoured by the stars. The first pair to be so described were Romeo and Juliet.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Star-crossed lovers'?

The meaning and origin of the phrase 'Star-crossed lovers'The phrase originates from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1592:

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

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