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[244a]

Stranger
But, friends, we will say, even in that way you would very clearly be saying that the two are one.

Theaetetus
You are perfectly right.

Stranger
Then since we are in perplexity, do you tell us plainly what you wish to designate when you say “being.” For it is clear that you have known this all along, whereas we formerly thought we knew, but are now perplexed. So first give us this information, that we may not think we understand what you say, when the exact opposite is the case.—


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