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[88] There are some figures of speech which differ little from figures of thought, as for example that of hesitation. For when we hesitate over a thing, it belongs to the former class, whereas when we hesitate over a word, it must be assigned to the latter, as for instance if we say, “I do not know whether to call this wickedness or folly.”1

1 Auct. ad Hrem. IV. xxix. 40.

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