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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry was not sure his anger had abated yet; but his thirst for information was now overcoming his urge to keep shouting.
  • The noise in the hall had abated; perhaps Mrs Weasley and Mundungus had moved their argument down into the kitchen.
  • As long as he was busy he was happy; when the action abated, however, whenever he dropped his guard, or lay exhausted in bed watching blurred shadows move across the ceiling, the thought of the looming Ministry hearing returned to him.

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  • The storm abated.
  • When he opened them again it was evening and some of the sharp pain had abated, there were many dull aches, and the crash came back to him fully.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet

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