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τοῦ μάλιστ᾽ ὄκνος σ᾽ ἔχει; not, “"what do you fear most?"” but, “"What, exactly, do you fear?"”—a polite way of asking the question. Plat. Gorg. 448DΣΩ. ἀλλὰ γὰρ ὑπέσχετο Χαιρεφῶντι οὐ ποιεῖ. ΓΟΡ. τί μάλιστα, Σώκρατες”;

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