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[19] Again, hesitation may lend an impression of truth to our statements, when, for example, we pretend to be at a loss, where to begin or end, or to decide what especially requires to be said or not to be said at all. All speeches are full of such instances, but for the present one will be enough. “As for myself, I know not where to turn. Shall I deny that there was a scandalous rumour that the jury had been bribed, etc.?”1

1 pro Cluent. i. 4.

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