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sever
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Its a figure of speech!’ said Nearly Headless Nick, now so annoyed his head was trembling ominously on his partially severed neck.
  • — he checked Percy’s letter — ’Oh yeah — "sever ties" with me, I swear I won’t get violent.’
  • Harry caught a glimpse of the Hog’s Head down its side street, the severed boar’s head sign creaking in the wintry wind.
  • A battered wooden sign hung from a rusty bracket over the door, with a picture on it of a wild boar’s severed head, leaking blood on to the white cloth around it.
  • Pressing her finger to her lips, she led him on tiptoe past a pair of long, motheaten curtains, behind which Harry supposed there must be another door, and after skirting a large umbrella stand that looked as though it had been made from a severed troll’s leg they started up the dark staircase, passing a row of shrunken heads mounted on plaques on the wall.
  • ’Diffindo!’ yelled Harry, trying to sever the feelers wrapping themselves tightly around Ron before his eyes, but they would not break.
  • He desisted only when his partially severed neck seemed about to give way completely.
  • It may be that you are afraid to sever ties with Potter — / know that he can be unbalanced and, for all I know, violent — but if you have any worries about this, or have spotted anything else in Potter’s behavior that is troubling you, I urge you to speak to Dolores Umbridge, a truly delightful woman who I know will be only too happy to advise you.

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  • She severed an artery.
  • She plans to sever the relationship.

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