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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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delude
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Well, they’re writing about you as though you’re this deluded, attention-seeking person who thinks he’s a great tragic hero or something,’ said Hermione, very fast, as though it would be less unpleasant for Harry to hear these facts quickly.
  • Everyone thinks he’s delusional.
  • ’Well — it’s just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to — what is the phrase? — come quietly.
  • Among those eccentric decisions are undoubtedly the controversial staff appointments previously described in this newspaper, which have included the employment of werewolf Remus Lupin, half-giant Rubeus Hagrid and delusional ex-Auror, "Mad-Eye" Moody.
  • ’Not such a deluded show-off any more, eh?
  • Yeah… well…’ Hagrid, even with his immense capacity to delude himself that fanged monsters were loveably harmless, fool himself that Grawp would ever be fit to mix with humans?

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  • She is a sincere but deluded idealist.
  • delusions of grandeur

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