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fatal attraction

noun

a situation where a spurned partner in a romance turns vengeful, often murderous

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  • I do not know what fatal attraction led me to ask about him continually.

    Child of a Century, Complete Alfred de Musset
  • And she has a fatal attraction for men who can't afford to keep her.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • The idea seemed to haunt him--it seemed to have a fatal attraction for him.

    Wife in Name Only Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  • What had he learned in the country that had had such a fatal attraction for his father?

  • They walked on the verge of a precipice where none had walked before, resisting the vertigo and the fatal attraction of the abyss.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

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