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    Hola. ¿Cómo se traduciría "held excused" en la siguiente frase?: "No," I said, "I am certainly not likely to walk into matrimony with my eyes open, and I do not think any man can be held excused who drifts into it."
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    En este contexto held excused significa " pardoned; or forgiven". If one is held excused one is said to be pardoned, forgiven or not held responsible for an action.
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    I think Vicente is right.

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    Hmm, rara la frase, no?

    O sea: no se le puede responsabilizar a un hombre si se mete en el matrimonio sin querer...vaya frasecita
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    "No," I said, "I am certainly not likely to walk into matrimony with my eyes open, and I do not think any man can be held excused who drifts into it."

    Hi Exx!

    I think this person is against marriage and it means that "I am not likely to get married, if I'm in my right mind" and "I think a man who does so casually, without thinking, has no excuse."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    "No," I said, "I am certainly not likely to walk into matrimony with my eyes open, and I do not think any man can be held excused who drifts into it."

    Hi Exx!

    I think this person is against marriage and it means that "I am not likely to get married, if I'm in my right mind" and "I think a man who does so casually, without thinking, has no excuse."
    ahhhhhhhhhhh, then it means quite the opposite, great answer, Vicente

    Entonces me inclinaría por: ...y creo que un hombre que se case sin pensarlo mucho/que se case porque sí no tiene perdón de Dios.

    This was actually my first thought, but then I misunderstood what you said before, amigo Vicente
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Jajaja! my first thought was the sameas exxcéntrica!

    Now I get it

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