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[241a] if it declares that things which are, are not, or that things which are not, are.

In what other way could a statement be made false?

Virtually in no other way; but the sophist will not assent to this. Or how can any reasonable man assent to it, when the expressions we just agreed upon were previously agreed to be inexpressible, unspeakable, irrational, and inconceivable? Do we understand his meaning, Theaetetus?

Of course we understand that he will say we are contradicting our recent statements, since we dare to say that falsehood exists in opinions and words;

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