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[8c] or had done anything else whatever wrongfully, ought not to pay the penalty?

Why, they are always arguing these points, especially in the law courts. For they do very many wrong things; and then there is nothing they will not do or say, in defending themselves, to avoid the penalty.

Yes, but do they acknowledge, Euthyphro, that they have done wrong and, although they acknowledge it, nevertheless say that they ought not to pay the penalty?

Oh, no, they don't do that.

Then there is something they do not do and say. For they do not, I fancy, dare to say and argue that,

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