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Definition of Sophie's choice

Sophie's choice Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
choosing between the death of you or your child He was facing a Sophie's choice: Lose his son or lose his own life.
English Idioms WM 1.3a
choosing between your death and the death of your child
He was facing a Sophie's choice: Lose his son or lose his own life.
Sophie's choice Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Sophie's Choice may refer to:
  • Sophie's Choice (novel), a 1979 novel written by William Styron which depicts a mother at wits' end, faced with a forced decision in which all options have equally negative outcomes.
    • Sophie's Choice (film), a 1982 film based on the novel.
    • Sophie's Choice (opera), a 2002 opera by Nicholas Maw based on the novel.
    • Any dilemma where choosing one cherished person or thing over the other will result in the death or destruction of the other as derived from the theme of the novel.

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