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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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stifle
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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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  • ...they both had to stifle their laughs as Professor Trelawney gazed in their direction.
  • Harry was also growing to dread the hours he spent in Professor Trelawney’s stifling tower room, deciphering lopsided shapes and symbols, trying to ignore the way Professor Trelawney’s enormous eyes filled with tears every time she looked at him.
  • All that could be heard now were Ron’s stifled moans of pain and rage.
  • Together they climbed the ladder into the dim, stifling tower room.
  • Hermione, who had been rummaging in Hagrid’s cupboard for another milk jug, let out a small, quickly stifled sob.
  • We shall start by practicing relaxing the conscious mind and external eyes" — Ron began to snigger uncontrollably and had to stuff his fist in his mouth to stifle the noise — "so as to clear the Inner Eye and the superconscious.
  • Then came Astronomy at midnight, up on the tallest tower; History of Magic on Wednesday morning, in which Harry scribbled everything Florean Fortescue had ever told him about medieval witch-hunts, while wishing he could have had one of Fortescue’s choco-nut sundaes with him in the stifling classroom.

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  • These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
  • The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.

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