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[42] Such arguments may also carry weight in deliberative oratory, as may those drawn from time, which I shall now proceed to discuss. Time may, as I have said elsewhere,1 be understood in two different senses, general and special. The first sense is seen in words and phrases such as “now,” “formerly,” “in the reign of Alexander,” “in the days of the siege of Troy,” and whenever we speak of past, present or future. The second sense occurs when we speak either of definite periods of time such as “in summer,” “in winter,” “by night,” “by day,” or of fortuitous periods such as “in time of pestilence,” “in time of war,” “during a banquet.”

1 III. vi. 25.

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