They did not blame him for what had happened; on the contrary, both thanked him for returning Cedric’s body to them.
On the contrary, their faces were elongating into sharp, cruelbeaked bird heads, and long, scaly wings were bursting from their shoulders "And that, boys," yelled Mr. Weasley over the tumult of the crowd below, "is why you should never go for looks alone!"
"You don’t want to go showing Mr. Bagman rubbish like that," Percy hissed, but Bagman didn’t seem to think the wand was rubbish at all; on the contrary, his boyish face shone with excitement as he took it from Fred, and when the wand gave a loud squawk and turned into a rubber chicken, Bagman roared with laughter.
"I see no evidence to the contrary!" shouted Fudge, now matching her anger, his face purpling.
The water didn’t feel icy anymore either … on the contrary, he felt pleasantly cool and very light…… Harry struck out once more, marveling at how far and fast his flipper-like feet propelled him through the vater, and noticing how clearly he could see, and how he no longer seemed to need to blink.
"On the contrary," growled Moody, "it is very important.
You seem very well informed about how that Mark is summoned, missy —" But none of the Ministry wizards apart from Mr. Crouch seemed to think it remotely likely that Harry, Ron, or Hermione had conjured the skull; on the contrary, at Hermione’s words, they had all raised their wands again and were pointing in the direction she had indicated, squinting through the dark trees.
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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.