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[429d] For there are, my dear Cratylus, many who do so, and who have done so in the past.

Why, Socrates, how could anyone who says that which he says, say that which is not? Is not falsehood saying that which is not?

Your reasoning is too clever for me at my age, my friend. However, tell me this: Do you think it is possible to speak falsehood,

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