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contrary
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Luna did not seem perturbed by Ron’s rudeness; on the contrary, she simply watched him for a while as though he were a mildly interesting television programme.
  • On the contrary, they all looked rather taken-aback at being addressed as though they were five years old.
  • On the contrary, it was as though they were hoping he would get angry and start shouting again, so that they could hear his story first-hand.
  • On the contrary, they exchanged significant looks.
  • On the contrary, he was looking at Harry with distinct pride.
  • On the contrary Harry felt he was getting worse with every lesson.
  • On the contrary, her tone was cold and all of a sudden she looked rather forbidding.
  • On the contrary, it felt as though it had been lying in the sun for hours, as though the glow of light within was warming it.
  • On the contrary the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.
  • On the contrary, he felt even angrier that Dumbledore was showing signs of weakness.
  • But, on the contrary, next moment Hagrid was standing again with what appeared to be a sack on his back then Harry realised that Fang’s limp body was draped around his shoulders.

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  • We will not allow members to act contrary to our code of ethics.
  • What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

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