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[264b] and what we mean when we say “it seems” is a mixture of sensation and opinion, it is inevitable that, since these are all akin to speech, some of them must sometimes be false.

Theaetetus
Certainly.

Stranger
Do you see, then, that false opinion and false discourse were found sooner than we expected when we feared a few moments ago that in looking for them we were undertaking an endless task?

Theaetetus
Yes, I see.

Stranger
Then let us not be discouraged about the rest of our search, either;


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