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[237d]

Stranger
And this is plain to us, that we always use the word “something” of some being, for to speak of “something” in the abstract, naked, as it were, and disconnected from all beings is impossible, is it not?

Theaetetus
Yes, it is.

Stranger
You assent because you recognize that he who says something must say some one thing?

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
And you will agree that “something” or “some” in the singular is the sign of one, in the dual of two, and in the plural of many.

Theaetetus
Of course.


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