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Ill-starred

Unlucky; fated to be unfortunate. Othello says of Desdemona, “O ill-starred wench!” Of course, the allusion is to the astrological dogma that the stars influence the fortunes of mankind.

“Where'er that ill-starred home may lie.”

Moore: Fire Worshippers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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