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complementary
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Well — now don’t get upset, Molly, but Augustus Pye had an idea… he’s the Trainee Healer, you know, lovely young chap and very interested in… um… complementary medicine… I mean, some of these old Muggle remedies… well, they’re called stitches, Molly, and they work very well on — on Muggle wounds —’ Mrs Weasley let out an ominous noise somewhere between a shriek and a snarl.

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  • John Milton and John Bunyan, standing at widely different angles of experience, make one of the most interesting complementary pairs in all literature.
    Robert Huntington Fletcher  --  A History of English Literature
  • Will-making and will-breaking became complementary trades, like armor-making and gun-making.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel

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