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[60] Thus we may feign repentance for what we have said, as in the pro Caelio,1 where Cicero says, “But why did I introduce so respectable a character?” Or we may use some common phrase, such as, “I didn't mean to say that.”2 Or we may pretend that we are searching for what we should say, as in the phrases, “What else is there?” or “Have I left anything out?” Or we may pretend to discover something suggested by the context, as when Cicero3 says, “One more charge, too, of this sort still remains for me to deal with,” or “One thing suggests another.”

1 xv. 35.

2 Verr. IV. xx. 43.

3 pro Cluent. lxi. 169.

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