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‘And they only say they think, never “I know”. And when in doubt (or, when they are arguing or disputing a point), they always add “perhaps” and “possibly”, constantly expressing themselves in this way (doubtfully), never with certainty’ (or decidedly. πάγιος, fixed, firm, solid, and hence certain. παγίως λέγειν, certo affirmare, Plat. Rep. IV 434 D, παγίως νοῆσαι, Ib. V 479 C, Theaet. 157 A).

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