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And are we to say that you are able to make others like yourself?

Yes, that is what I profess to do, not only here, but elsewhere also.

Then would you be willing, Gorgias, to continue this present way of discussion, by alternate question and answer, and defer to some other time that lengthy style of speech in which Polus made a beginning? Come, be true to your promise, and consent to answer each question briefly.

There are some answers, Socrates, that necessitate a lengthy expression:

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