— For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself To fit your fancies to your father’s will, Or else the law of Athens yields you up,— Which by no means we may extenuate,— To death, or to a vow of single life.
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He knows there are, well, extenuating circumstances.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
There were extenuating circumstances in their case—they were married, they had a child.