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Combining words: Multiple search words can be combined in several ways, resulting in matched files that must contain any of the specified words, files that must contain all of the words, or files that must contain an exact match of the words specified in the search box. With the first option, a search for unjust judgment (allowing for partial word matches) returns the 235 documents (some works will have several files because of different sections and sub-sections) containing either unjust or judgment (or both). The second option returns the 77 documents with unjust and judgment in the same file. The final option returns the single occurence of unjust judgment as an exact phrase where Socrates, speaking on his sentence in Plato's Apology, says:
I, too, shall have a wonderful interest in a place where I can converse with Palamedes, and Ajax the son of Telamon, and other heroes of old, who have suffered death through an unjust judgment; and there will be no small pleasure, as I think, in comparing my own sufferings with theirs.

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