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I have a question about this sentence (I was respecting her wishes. ) when I was wathcing TV show Prison Break. What does "respect sb's wishes" mean?
I looked it up in the dictionary, but I am not pretty sure I get this one.
Thanks for your help.
Priest: Don't normally find you here at this hour. Are you, seeking his forgiveness or advice?
Warden: I, I really don't know anymore, Ben. All I know is my son Will was my responsibility. And if I'd stayed in his life, I could have saved his life.
P: His death was an accident, Henry.
W: He was a criminal and an addict, but he was only 18 years old.
P: His mother made it clear you couldn't be in his life if you weren't gonna be in hers. When you chose to stay with Judy, you understood that.
W: I not only understood it, I was grateful for it. I, I told myself I... I was respecting her wishes. I cursed her under my breath while every day I thanked God for allowing me to wash my hands of...of Toledo...all of it. So, I ran home to Judy. I buried the secret. But I never got a chance...to bury my, my son...my son. What kind of a person does that, Ben? Sacrifices somebody else's life just to make their own life easier?
The lady did not want the father to see his son.
He granted her that wish.
To respect someone's wishes is to do as a person wishes out of respect for the situation and/or the person - regardless of what you actually, deep down, want to do.
I am not a teacher.