I know what you would say: if I have known her, You’ll say she did embrace me as a husband, And so extenuate theforehand sin: No, Leonato, I never tempted her with word too large; But, as a brother to his sister, show’d Bashful sincerity and comely love.
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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.