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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
       
“Where’er that ill-starred home may lie.”
       
Moore: Fire Worshippers.
 


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