An affliction of the body and mind. Effects include isolation, desperation, sexual frustration, alcohol consumption, inability to communicate, and in extreme cases, physical violence or childbirth. Due to advances in modern medicine, many cases of marriage do not end in death.
The fact that you asked for an example is ample evidence that you've never experienced marriage.
A person who denies something out of habit, or for the sake of appearances, when in fact it is almost certain that the person did the deed in question. A person who talks about the effects of various drugs, and follows the explanation with "or so I've heard" is shawshank innocent. Inspired by the amazing, award-winning movie (and the even better long story that inspired it) called "The Shawshank Redemption"
Straightedge: Don't smoke weed. It's illegal.
Toker 1: Yeah, but it shouldn't be. It's as effective a pain reliever as some opiates, with far fewer side effects...or so I've heard. I would never do anything illegal.
Toker 2: Shut up homie, you're just shawshank innocent.