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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • It was usual for new staff members to be greeted with applause, but none of the staff or students chapped except Dumbledore and Hagrid, who both put their hands together and applauded, but the sound echoed dismally into the silence, and they stopped fairly quickly.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a dismal expression
as in: a dismal performance
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