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[16] Again, may not the same thing be defined in more than one way, as Cicero does when he says, “What do we mean when we say' commonly ': surely we mean 'by all men'?”1 May it not be given a wide and varied treatment such as is frequently employed by all orators? For it is rare to find orators falling victims to that form of slavery introduced from the practice of the philosophers and tying themselves down to certain definite words; indeed it is absolutely forbidden by Marcus Antonius in the de Oratore2 of Cicero. For it is a most dangerous practice, since,

1 Pro Mur. xxxv. 73.

2 II xxv. 108 sqq.

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