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    rather than

    This is words of the Bohemia's prince, who is threatened by a woman before his marriage to another woman, to Sherlock Holmes.
    I don't clearly understand the last sentence.


    "Threatens to send them the photograph. And she will do it. I know that she will do it. You do not know her, but she has a soul of steel. She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men. Rather than I should marry another woman, there are no lengths to which she would not go—none.

    Does it mean "she will do anything, if I marry another woman"?

    Thank you in advance
    Unepomme

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    Re: rather than

    Quote Originally Posted by unepomme View Post
    This is words of the Bohemia's prince, who is threatened by a woman before his marriage to another woman, to Sherlock Holmes.
    I don't clearly understand the last sentence.


    "Threatens to send them the photograph. And she will do it. I know that she will do it. You do not know her, but she has a soul of steel. She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men. Rather than I should marry another woman, there are no lengths to which she would not go—none.

    Does it mean "she will do anything, if I marry another woman"?

    Thank you in advance
    Unepomme
    Dear Unepomme:

    It means that she will do anything to stop him from marrying another woman.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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