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agitate
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Today we will be mixing a potion that often comes up at Ordinary Wizarding Level: the Draught of Peace, a potion to calm anxiety and soothe agitation.
  • Harry’s uncle came galumphing out of the living room, walrus moustache blowing hither and thither as it always did when he was agitated.
  • ’Trying to sneak down to the courtroom, if you ask me,’ said Mr Weasley, looking extremely agitated and glancing over his shoulder as though making sure they could not be overheard.
  • ’Trying to sneak down to the courtroom, if you ask me,’ said Mr Weasley, looking extremely agitated and glancing over his shoulder as though making sure they could not be overheard.
  • Snape looked agitated; but when he spoke again he sounded as though he was trying to appear cool and unconcerned.
  • ’Well, now — "violent" — tha’s a bit harsh,’ said Hagrid, still twisting his hands agitatedly.
  • Harry agreed to test Hermione after lunch on Sunday, but regretted it almost at once; she was very agitated and kept snatching the book back from him to check that she had got the answer completely right, finally hitting him hard on the nose with the sharp edge of Achievements in Charming.

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  • Our goal is to agitate public unrest, so there will be a cry for change.
  • She gets agitated whenever the topic comes up.

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