Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 836

    It would not do to admit


    Can anybody help me to understand what the bold text means?

    "And, dear Jesus, we beseech Thee, on behalf of one among us, or perhaps now among us, or soon to be present among us (it would not do to admit that he knew of anything that was occurring in the room), one we truly fear dead in trespasses and sins and so it seems far indeed from the precious blood. May it please Thee that this thine aged servant may at last be gladdened, ere he pass into his exceeding great reward, by Thy wonderful mercy working in this hard heart and unregenerate Adam --"

    Aleister Crowley, The Death Bed Repentance, 1918

    Thanks a lot.
    Not a Teacher

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 26,076

    Re: It would not do to admit

    It would not be good to admit that Jesus might know what was going on in the room.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

Similar Threads

  1. admit to or admit ing
    By juliana2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2011, 12:14
  2. [Vocabulary] admit to doing something/admit doing something
    By milan2003_07 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Jan-2011, 21:31
  3. Admit vs admit to
    By micaelo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Mar-2008, 11:45
  4. Admit
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2007, 20:48
  5. admit to or admit -ing
    By Srdjan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Feb-2006, 15:56


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts