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[8] How much greater is the fire of his words as they stand than if he had said, “You have abused our patience a long time,” and “Your plots are all laid bare.” We may also ask what cannot be denied, as “Was Gaius Fidiculanius Falcula, I ask you, brought to justice?”1 Or we may put a question to which it is difficult to reply, as in the common forms, “How is it possible?” “How can that be?”

1 pro Cluent. xxxvii. 103.

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