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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Apparently the Muggles inside hadn’t felt anything.
  • ’Well, apparently Fudge has been storming round the Ministry checking that nobody’s having any contact with Dumbledore,’ said George.
  • Apparently this was a regular mealtime entertainment, because Hermione and Ginny were soon requesting their favourite noses.
  • The elf straightened up, eyeing them all malevolently, and apparently convinced that they could not hear him as he continued to mutter.
  • ’Ginny’s told me all about her; apparently, she’ll only believe in things as long as there’s no proof at all.
  • A piece of blank parchment lay on the table, apparently waiting for him.
  • Most of the page was devoted to an advertisement for Madam Malkins Robes for All Occasions, which was apparently having a sale.
  • ’Hang on,’ said Uncle Vernon, looking from his wife to Harry and back again, apparently dazed and confused by the unprece-dented understanding that seemed to have sprung up between them.
  • He now had a distant view of the Gryffindor Quidditch team soaring up and down the pitch, while half a dozen black figures stood at the foot of the three high goalposts, apparently awaiting their turn to Keep.
  • It was immediately apparent on entering the Great Hall that Umbridge’s sign had not only appeared in Gryffindor Tower.
  • Uncle Vernon opened his mouth, closed it again, opened it once more, shut it, then, apparently struggling to remember how to talk, opened it for a third time and croaked, ’So — so — they — er — they — er — they actually exist, do they — er — Dementy-whatsits?’
  • ’Don’t worry about it, Harry,’ Dean muttered, hoisting his schoolbag on to his shoulder, ’he’s just…’ But apparently he was unable to say exactly what Seamus was, and after a slightly awkward pause followed him out of the room.
  • Apparently she loathes part-humans; she campaigned to have merpeople rounded up and tagged last year, too.
  • He was frowning slightly, apparently thinking.
  • ’It’s urgent, apparently,’ said the second gargoyle snidery.
  • I say nothing,’ she choked, ’of sixteen years of devoted service… it has passed, apparently, unnoticed… but I shall not be insulted, no, I shall not!
  • He turned sideways, apparently looking into the solid brick wall of the fireplace.
  • ’Naturally, naturally,’ murmured Dumbledore apparently to himself, still observing the stream of smoke without the slightest sign of surprise.
  • Apparently he sleeps under the boiler in that cupboard off the kitchen.
  • Apparently, Stan did not care how nutty somebody was, if they were famous enough to be in the paper.
  • Snape paused for a moment, apparently to savour the pleasure of insulting Harry, before continuing.
  • The message, apparently, has still not sunk in.
  • Harry could not remember Sirius ever being in such a good mood; he was actually singing carols, apparently delighted that he was to have company over Christmas.
  • You can laugh,’ Luna said, her voice rising, apparently under the impression that Parvati and Lavender were laughing at what she had said rather than what she was wearing, ’but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!
  • ’Look,’ he said desperately, leaning in so that nobody else could overhear, ’let’s not talk about Cedric right now… let’s talk about something else But this, apparently, was quite the wrong thing to say.
  • ’Sirius knows not to destroy your portrait,’ said Dumbledore, and Harry realised immediately where he had heard Phineas’s voice before: issuing from the apparently empty frame in his bedroom in Grimmauld Place.
  • Do you mean to tell me,’ said Mrs Weasley, her voice growing louder with every word and apparently unaware that her fellow visitors were scurrying for cover, ’that you have been messing about with Muggle remedies?
  • And by the time she had interpreted Harrys dreams at the top of her voice (all of which, even the ones that involved eating porridge, apparently foretold a gruesome and early death), he was feeling much less sympathetic towards her.
  • Hermione nodded, apparently still lost in thought.
  • Professor Trelawney was staring, apparently terrified, at something Harry could not see but which seemed to be standing at the foot of the stairs.
  • When he’d repeated Firenzes words, Hagrid gazed at him for a moment through his puffy, blackened eyes, apparently taken aback.
  • He did not understand what was going on, and nor, apparently, did Fudge.
  • Apparently, she had a right little tantrum.
  • Filch and Umbridge were standing, apparently transfixed in horror, halfway down the stairs.
  • Grawp, apparently losing interest, had straightened up and was again engaged in pulling back the pine as far as it would go.
  • On the other side, Ginny and Neville were staring, apparently entranced, at the veil too.
  • ’Kreacher seized his opportunity shortly before Christmas,’ said Dumbledore, ’when Sirius, apparently, shouted at him to "get out".
  • He and Mr Weasley took the lead across the station towards the Dursleys, who were apparently rooted to the floor.
  • Apparently, he had squeezed his way all along the row behind, for the first— and second-years he had just passed had a ruffled, flattened look about them.
  • ’Oh, more of them will come,’ said Ginny confidently, who like Ron was squinting in quite the wrong direction, apparently under the impression that she was looking at the horses.
  • For it became apparent, shortly after you rejoined the magical world, that I was correct, and that your scar was giving you warnings when Voldemort was close to you, or else feeling powerful emotion.
  • In fact, Neville barely spoke during the DA meetings any more, but worked relentlessly on every new jinx and counter-curse Harry taught them, his plump face screwed up in concentration, apparently indifferent to injuries or accidents and working harder than anyone else in the room.
  • Dumbledore marched over to another portrait, this time of a clever-looking wizard with a pointed beard, who had been painted wearing the Slytherin colours of green and silver and was apparently sleeping so deeply that he could not hear Dumbledore’s voice when he attempted to rouse him.
  • Dumbledore’s spell pulled him back as easily and effortlessly as though he had hooked him with an invisible line — Only one pair was still battling, apparently unaware of the new arrival.
  • A most peculiar expression stole over Nearly Headless Nick’s face as he inserted a finger in the stiff ruff at his neck and tugged it a little straighter, apparently to give himself thinking time.
  • ’What Cornelius doesn’t know won’t hurt him,’ said Umbridge, who was now panting slightly as she pointed her wand at different parts of Harry’s body in turn, apparently trying to decide where it would hurt most.
  • As he turned to join the rest of the class on the ground, he saw they were all looking at him in awe, apparently deeply impressed that he was on speaking terms with Firenze, whom they seemed to find intimidating.
  • To his intense relief, however, when James and his three friends strode off down the lawn towards the lake, Snape followed, still poring over the exam paper and apparently with no fixed idea of where he was going.
  • ’Well,’ said James, appearing to deliberate the point, ’it’s more the fact that he exists, if you know what I mean…’ Many of the surrounding students laughed, Sirius and Wormtail included, but Lupin, still apparently intent on his book, didn’t, and nor did Lily.
  • Gazing blearily around, Grawp reached out a hand the size of a beach umbrella, seized a bird’s nest from the upper branches of a towering pine and turned it upside-down with a roar of apparent displeasure that there was no bird in it; eggs fell like grenades towards the ground and Hagrid threw his arms over his head to protect himself.
  • …raising his voice a little more, his grey eyes glittering malevolently in Harry and Ron’s direction, ’if it’s a question of influence with the Ministry, I don’t think they’ve got much chance… from what my father says, they’ve been looking for an excuse to sack Arthur Weasley for years… and as for Potter… my father says it’s a matter of time before the Ministry has him carted off to St Mungo’s… apparently they’ve got a special ward for people whose brains have been addled by magic.
  • Ginny, whose ankle had been mended in a trice by Madam Pomfrey, was curled up at the foot of Hermione’s bed; Neville, whose nose had likewise been returned to its normal size and shape, was in a chair between the two beds; and Luna, who had dropped in to visit, clutching the latest edition of The Quibbler, was reading the magazine upside-down and apparently not taking in a word Hermione was saying.
  • Cornelius Fudge, Minister for Magic, was rocking backwards and forwards on his toes beside the fire, apparently immensely pleased with the situation; Kmgsley Shacklebolt and a tough-looking wizard with very short wiry hair whom Harry did not recognise, were positioned either side of the door like guards, and the freckled, bespectacled form of Percy Weasley hovered excitedly beside the wall, a quill and a heavy scroll of parchment in his hands, apparently poised to take notes.
  • Cornelius Fudge, Minister for Magic, was rocking backwards and forwards on his toes beside the fire, apparently immensely pleased with the situation; Kmgsley Shacklebolt and a tough-looking wizard with very short wiry hair whom Harry did not recognise, were positioned either side of the door like guards, and the freckled, bespectacled form of Percy Weasley hovered excitedly beside the wall, a quill and a heavy scroll of parchment in his hands, apparently poised to take notes.
  • ’Merlin’s beard — here — here! — in the Ministry of Magic! — great heavens above — it doesn’t seem possible — my word — how can this be —?T ’if you proceed downstairs into the Department of Mysteries, Cornelius,’ said Dumbledore — apparently satisfied that Harry was all right, and walking forwards so that the newcomers realised he was there for the first time (a few of them raised their wands; others simply looked amazed; the statues of the elf and goblin applauded and Fudge jumped so…
  • ’While he may feel secure enough to use the name¡­ the rest of us¡­’ He rubbed his left forearm, apparently unconsciously, on the spot where Harry knew the Dark Mark was burned into his skin.

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  • The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
  • The committee investigated some apparent discrepancies.

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