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[294a] when it is added, makes each of those things to which it is added appear beautiful, or which makes them be beautiful, or neither of these?

I think so.


That which makes them appear beautiful; as when a man takes clothes or shoes that fit, even if he be ridiculous, he appears more beautiful.

Then if the appropriate makes him appear more beautiful than he is, the appropriate would be a sort of deceit in respect to the beautiful, and would not be that which we are looking for, would it, Hippias?

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