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[243d] later, if you please, but now the greatest and foremost chief of them must be considered.

What do you mean? Or, obviously, do you mean that we must first investigate the term “being,” and see what those who use it think it signifies?

You have caught my meaning at once, Theaetetus. For I certainly do mean that this is the best method for us to use, by questioning them directly, as if they were present in person; so here goes: Come now, all you who say that hot and cold or any two such principles are the universe, what is this that you attribute to both of them

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