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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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cower
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Keep your ’airnet on!’ said Mundungus, his arms over his head, cowering.
  • Someone was cowering against the dark wall, her wand in her hand, her whole body shaking with sobs.
  • Neville jumped and cowered as though a bullet had narrowly missed him.
  • He relinquished his grip on the chair and walked around it, closer to the man cowering on the floor, until he stood directly over him in the darkness, looking down from a far greater height than usual.
  • Snape staggered — his wand flew upwards, away from Harry —and suddenly Harry’s mind was teeming with memories that were not his: a hook-nosed man was shouting at a cowering woman, while a small dark-haired boy cried in a corner… a greasy-haired teenager sat alone in a dark bedroom, pointing his wand at the ceiling, shooting down flies… a girl was laughing as a scrawny boy tried to mount a bucking broomstick — ’ENOUGH!’

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  • She cowered in fear.
  • She cowered behind her big sister.

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