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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Very conscious of everybody still staring at him, Harry descended the stairs, stowing his wand in the back pocket of his jeans as he came.
  • He led the way out of the door and on to the landing, but before they could descend the stairs — ’Hold it!’
  • He was very interested in what Snape was doing for the Order of the Phoenix… A thin piece of flesh-coloured string descended in front of Harrys eyes.
  • "Morning, Arthur," he said in a sepulchral voice as the lift began to descend.
  • There was a groan of bedsprings and Harry’s mattress descended a few inches as George sat down near his feet.
  • So you’re going to descend to his level?
  • They descended all over the Hall, bringing letters and packages to their owners and showering the breakfasters with droplets of water; it was clearly raining hard outside.
  • With a great jangling and clattering a lift descended in front of them; the golden grille slid back and Harry and Mr Weasley stepped into the lift with the rest of the crowd and Harry found himself jammed against the back wall.
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione had barely taken their seats when Neville, Dean, Fred, George and Ginny descended upon them.
  • Fred and George turned away and disappeared into the swelling crowd descending the stairs towards lunch.
  • They were descending at last… he thought he heard a shriek behind him and twisted around dangerously, but could see no sign of a falling body .
  • Harry stabbed the number nine button; the grilles closed with a bang and the lift began to descend, jangling and rattling.
  • He kept looking around nervously as they descended towards the lawn below.
  • If he could just reach it — But as he stretched out a hand towards it, a centaur’s hoof descended upon the wand and it broke cleanly in half.
  • ’Now!’ roared a voice in Harry’s ear and a thick hairy arm descended from thin air and dragged him upright.
  • All the while, Professor Umbridge stood a few feet away, making notes on that clipboard, and when the bell rang she descended the silver ladder first and was waiting for them all when they reached their Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson ten minutes later.
  • They were standing on the topmost tier of what seemed to be stone benches running all around the room and descending in steep steps like an amphitheatre, or the courtroom in which Harry had been tried by the Wizengamot.
  • The whole room was ringing with the Death Eaters’ laughter: he looked up and saw the five who had been in the Brain Room descending towards him, while as many more emerged through other doorways and began leaping from bench to bench towards him.
  • He thought he might really go and visit Hagrid, though, as he had not talked to him properly since he’d returned… Harry had just descended the last marble step into the Entrance Hall when Malloy, Crabbe and Goyle emerged from a door on the right that Harry knew led down to the Slytherin common room.
  • Fuming, Harry descended the stairs to Snape’s dungeon and, though he knew from experience how much easier it would be for Snape to penetrate his mind if he arrived angry and resentful, he succeeded in nothing but thinking of a few more things he should have said to Cho about Marietta before reaching the dungeon door.

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  • The path descends to the bottom of the mountain.

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