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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry had a fleeting vision of Uncle Vernon’s face when he realised there was no AllEngland Best Kept Suburban Lawn Competition.
  • Harry recalled, fleetingly, how terrified he had felt when he had stood there, waiting for the unknown test that would determine to which house he belonged.
  • Tonks obliged, and Harry, looking up, had the fleeting impression that a female Dudley was grinning at him from across the table.
  • He thought he saw Sirius and Lupin exchange the most fleeting of looks before Sirius answered.
  • Harry had a fleeting impression that Seamus had opened his mouth to speak, but he sped up and reached the soothing peace of the stone spiral staircase without having to endure any more provocation.
  • Ron, who was still very white, gave him a fleeting look, but did not speak.
  • He even wondered fleetingly what would happen if he simply refused to get off, but remained stubbornly sitting there until the first of September, when it would take him back to Hogwarts.
  • When Harry’s examiner, a plump little witch this time, smiled at him and told him he could leave, Harry gave Hagrid a fleeting thumbs-up before heading back to the castle.
  • Harry had a fleeting memory of a club soaring high into the air and landing loudly on the thick skull of a troll… smiling slightly, he bent over the paper and began to write.

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  • Her moments of happiness were few and fleeting.
  • Youth is fleeting.

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