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[296b] But I am so afraid this word “always” may bring us to grief.

Not us, he rejoined, but, if anyone, you. Now answer: do you know by this means always?

Always, I, replied, since I must withdraw the “whenever.”

Then you always know by this means: that being the case, do you know some things by this means of knowing, and some things by another means, or everything by this?

Everything by this, I replied; everything, that is, that I know.

There it comes again, he cried; the same qualification!

Well, I withdraw my “that is, that I know.”

No, do not withdraw a single word, he said: I ask you for no concession.

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