Star-crossed Star"-crossed` (st[aum]r"kr[o^]st`; 115), a. Not favored by the stars; ill-fated. [Poetic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Such is my star-crossed destiny. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

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