— 523 —
When the variation is to be explaind.
      §27. But after all, the provision of Words is so scanty in respect
of that infinite variety of Thoughts, than Men, wanting Terms to
— 524 —
suit their precise Notions, will, notwithstanding their utmost
caution, be forced often to use the same Word, in somewhat differ-
ent Senses. And though in the continuation of a Discourse, or the
pursuit of an Argument, there be hardly room to digress into a
particular Definition, as often as a Man varies the signification of
any Term; yet the import of the Discourse will, for the most part,
if there be no designed fallacy, sufficiently lead candid and intelli-
gent Readers, into the true meaning of it: but where that is not
sufficient to guide the Reader, there it concerns the Writer to
explain his meaning, and shew in what sense he there uses that
Term.
Locke Hum III, 11, §27, pp. 523-524