Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Opposed by fate; ill-fated: star-crossed lovers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. ill-fated by destiny, the fate of the person being “written in the stars”.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not favored by the stars; ill-fated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Born under a malignant star; ill-fated.

Etymologies

star + crossed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In other words, Tuesday's game is exactly the sort of star-crossed drama that Euro qualifying isn't likely to produce anymore as it becomes nearly as easy to qualify as to get knocked out.

    Ronaldo Looks to End Famine

  • Some believe that they will interpret the holiday differently, by attending the séances of star-crossed lovers or organizing chocolate truffle purging contests, but others think that they will engage in all the traditional activities of Valentine's Day, like having candlelit dinners or watching romantic comedies.

    Pablo Andreu: Valentine's Day Back in Style, Nonconformists Say

  • A pair of star-crossed lovers is a polite way to describe your beginning.

    Cynthia Dill: Love Now

  • Some believe that they will interpret the holiday differently, by attending the séances of star-crossed lovers or organizing chocolate truffle purging contests, but others think that they will engage in all the traditional activities of Valentine's Day, like having candlelit dinners or watching romantic comedies.

    Pablo Andreu: Valentine's Day Back in Style, Nonconformists Say

  • As for reinterpreting Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, Asbury says it's a longstanding tradition, even in animated films: "If you look at it, The Lion King is very similar to Hamlet," he says.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Interview: Director Kelly Asbury of Gnomeo and Juliet

  • Demaryius Thomas, who just completed a star-crossed rookie season,...

    Injury Bug Bites Broncos Hard Again

  • Demaryius Thomas, who just completed a star-crossed rookie season, tore an Achilles' tendon during an offseason workout in Atlanta just a week after slot receiver Eddie Royal had hip surgery that could sideline him until the summer.

    Injury Bug Bites Broncos Hard Again

  • The duo's courtship is overseen by Featherstone Jim Cummings, a pink plastic lawn flamingo who himself has experienced love and loss as he guides the star-crossed lovers.

    Zorianna Kit: Movie Review: Gnomeo & Juliet

  • The book has erotic and paranormal elements, star-crossed lovers, covers a span of more than 700 years, a sexologist, and a highlander who keeps sweeping me off my feet

    Rebecca E Grant

  • I think Leftover and I are star-crossed on the comment section.

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  • "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
    A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
    Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
    Do with their death bury their parents' strife."

    Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Prologue

    October 3, 2007