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recede
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Cut it out,’ he said firmly, rubbing the scar as the pain receded.
  • He felt as though his heart was going to explode with pleasure; he was flying again, flying away from Privet Drive as he’d been fantasising about all summer, he was going home… for a few glorious moments, all his problems seemed to recede to nothing, insignificant in the vast, starry sky.
  • Whether one minute passed or ten, Harry did not know; he simply sat there shaking, feeling the pain recede very slowly from his scar… then there were hurried footsteps coming up the stairs and he heard Neville’s voice again.

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  • Her unhappy childhood memories receded as she grew older.
  • The pain is beginning to recede.

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