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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • There again, progress for progress’s sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering.
  • There’s Phineas Nigellus… my great-greatgrandfather, see?… least popular Headmaster Hogwarts ever had… and Araminta Mehflua… cousin of my mothers… tried to force through a Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal… and dear Aunt Elladora… she started the family tradition of beheading house-elves when they got too old to carry tea trays… of course, any time the family produced someone halfway decent they were disowned.
  • A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation…" Harry lound his attentiveness ebbing, as though his brain was slipping in and out of tune.

  • There are no more uses of "tradition" in the book.

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  • My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
  • I want to have a traditional wedding ceremony compete with bridesmaids and a white dress.

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