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But I assure you, Socrates, I have often tried to work that out, when I heard reports of the questions that you asked, but I can neither persuade myself that I have any satisfactory answer, nor can I find anyone else who gives the kind of answer you insist upon; and yet, on the other hand, I cannot get rid of a feeling of concern about the matter.

Yes, you are suffering the pangs of labor, Theaetetus, because you are not empty, but pregnant.

I do not know, Socrates; I merely tell you what I feel.

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