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[161e] “Then the non-existent one, it appears, partakes of equality and greatness and smallness.” “So it appears.”

“And it must also, in a way, partake of existence.” “How is that?” “It must be in such conditions as we have been saying; for if it were not, we should not be speaking the truth in saying that the one is not. And if we speak the truth, it is clear that we say that which is. Am I not right?” “You are.” “Then inasmuch as we assert that we are speaking the truth,

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