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an emotional relationship in which there are conflicts involving a man and two women or a woman and two men
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby eternal triangle
eternal, Eternal City, eternal flame, eternalize, eternally, eternal triangle, eterne, eternity, eternity ring, eternize, etesian
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How to use eternal triangle in a sentence
It is a mistake, too, to think that their novels and plays are immoral or hinge always on the eternal triangle.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
And diversion, not to say, drama, came—the eternal triangle.Claire|Leslie Burton Blades
Certainly, three characters of two sexes form the eternal triangle, any way you arrange them; isn't that perfectly simple?The Book of Gud|Dan Spain
Yes, it was the eternal triangle, Only they didn't call it that then.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Other Idioms and Phrases with eternal triangle
A relationship involving three lovers, such as two women involved with one man or two men with one woman. For example, The plot of the murder mystery revolved around the eternal triangle of a husband, wife, and another woman. [c. 1900]
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