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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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undermine
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • He can’t be allowed to dock points… that would be ridiculous… it would completely undermine the prefect system.

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  • Her father had a way of undermining his sister’s lectures on the innate superiority of any given Finch: he always told his daughter the rest of it, quietly and solemnly, but Jean Louise sometimes thought she detected an unmistakably profane glint in Atticus Finch’s eyes, or was it merely the light hitting his glasses?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He cocked his head, trying on his "I’m so wholesome" routine, but his bloodshot eyes undermined his efforts.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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