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Greek tragedy  (ɡriːk ˈtrædʒədɪ) 



  1. (in ancient Greek theatre) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal

Example Sentences Including 'Greek tragedy'

There's no need to go making a bloody Greek tragedy out of it.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes


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