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And next to them simple Modes.
      §19. By the same Rule, the names of simple Modes are next to those of
simple Ideas, least liable to Doubt or Uncertainty, especially those of
Figure and Number, of which Men have so clear and distinct Ideas.
Who ever, that had a Mind to understand them, mistook the
ordinary meaning of Seven, or a Triangle? And in general the least
compounded Ideas in every kind have the least dubious names.
Locke Hum III, 9, §19, p. 487