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"reproductive hobbling through fidelity to one female""nullification of his gene

Chinese translation: FYI

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04:01 Oct 13, 2004
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: "reproductive hobbling through fidelity to one female""nullification of his gene
Bill’s unconscious contribution to this natural process would be his pioneering skill in the area of modern seduction---while avoiding, if possible, reproductive hobbling through fidelity to one female or nullification of his genetic endowment through early death.
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Chinese translation:FYI
Explanation:
reproductive hobbling
hobble = to tie two legs of an animal together so that it cannot run away 捆缚 (朗文进解辞典)
hobble = 1 to limit something or control the freedom of someone 2 (literary) If you hobble an animal, especially a horse, you tie two of its legs together so that it cannot run away.(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
本人解释: the horse can still walk and graze, I think.
fidelity to one female => fidelity = faithfulness
nullification of his genetic endowment => means he can't pass on his 'seed',(= genes and the characteristics which go with it); can't continue his line



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Note added at 2 hrs 45 mins (2004-10-13 06:46:18 GMT)
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while avoiding, if possible, 1 reproductive hobbling through fidelity to (only) one female or 2 nullification of his genetic endowment through early death (and failure to have any children).

1 One man has the reproductive capability to breed with many women, so if he is stays with only one, his ability to breed will be very restricted (= hobbled)
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FYI


Explanation:
reproductive hobbling
hobble = to tie two legs of an animal together so that it cannot run away 捆缚 (朗文进解辞典)
hobble = 1 to limit something or control the freedom of someone 2 (literary) If you hobble an animal, especially a horse, you tie two of its legs together so that it cannot run away.(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
本人解释: the horse can still walk and graze, I think.
fidelity to one female => fidelity = faithfulness
nullification of his genetic endowment => means he can't pass on his 'seed',(= genes and the characteristics which go with it); can't continue his line



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Note added at 2 hrs 45 mins (2004-10-13 06:46:18 GMT)
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while avoiding, if possible, 1 reproductive hobbling through fidelity to (only) one female or 2 nullification of his genetic endowment through early death (and failure to have any children).

1 One man has the reproductive capability to breed with many women, so if he is stays with only one, his ability to breed will be very restricted (= hobbled)


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