Snape took his time looking around at everybody else, making sure he had no choice, before saying curtly, "Very well — Miss Granger?"
"I am his Head of House, and I shall decide how hard, or other-wise, to be," said Snape curtly.
Dumbledore waited until Harry had nodded curtly, then went on.
haven’t got time to argue,’ said Harry curtly.
"Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall curtly, just as the hospital doors opened again and Hagrid walked in.