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‘And they are ill-natured, for ill-nature is the tendency to put an unfavourable construction upon everything’ (to attribute, for example, every indifferent act to a bad motive, in deterius, in peius, interpretari. Comp. c. 12. 7, of youth). ‘And prone to suspicion by reason of their incredulity, and incredulous from their experience’. καχύποπτος is otherwise written καχυπότοπος in Plat. Phaedr. 240 E (Zurich Editors, and Thompson ad loc.), though in Rep. III 409 C, it appears as Aristotle writes it, and according to the Zurich Editors without varia lectio. ὑποτοπεῖν and -εῖσθαι occur in Herod., Thucyd., Aristoph. and Lysias.

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