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  • And you, I take it, are Mr. Gaunt?
  • "Should’ve made your presence known, shouldn’t you?" said Gaunt aggressively.
  • Mr. Gaunt spoke out of the corner of his mouth to Morfin.
  • "It’s your son I’m here to see, Mr. Gaunt," said Ogden, as he mopped the last of the pus from the front of his coat.
  • Apparently Gaunt felt rather differently.
  • "I’ve no use for owls," said Gaunt.
  • "All right, all right, all right!" bellowed Gaunt.
  • Gaunt screamed, "Mend it, you pointless lump, mend it!"
  • "Mr. Gaunt," Ogden began again, "as I’ve said: the reason for my visit —"
  • "I heard you the first time!" snapped Gaunt.
  • Gaunt imitated Ogden’s voice, making it pompous and singsong.
  • "I was under the impression that I was speaking to Mr. Gaunt," said Ogden, looking wary, but standing his ground.
  • "Slytherins!" yelled Gaunt.
  • "So!" said Gaunt triumphantly, as though he had just proved a complicated point beyond all possible dispute.
  • "Be quiet, boy," snarled Gaunt in Parseltongue, and Morfin fell silent again.
  • Gaunt said defiantly to Ogden, "I expect you’ve wiped the Muggle’s filthy face clean for him, and his memory to boot—"
  • "That’s hardly the point, is it, Mr. Gaunt?" said Ogden.
  • "Ar, I had you marked out as a Muggle-lover the moment I saw you," sneered Gaunt, and he spat on the floor again.
  • Gaunt froze, listening, his eyes wide.
  • Everything on the other side of the valley belongs to us, but that cottage belongs to an old tramp called Gaunt, and his children.
  • "Hanging out of the window to look at a Muggle?" said Gaunt quietly.
  • "Is it true?" said Gaunt in a deadly voice, advancing a step or two toward the terrified girl.
  • Gaunt was thrown backward, away from his daughter; he tripped over a chair and fell flat on his back.
  • But isn’t itů sir, isn’t it the same ring Marvolo Gaunt showed Ogden?
  • Gaunt bellowed at her.
  • Yes, that was Tom Riddle senior, the handsome Muggle who used to go riding past the Gaunt cottage and for whom Merope Gaunt cherished a secret, burning passion.
  • Yes, that was Tom Riddle senior, the handsome Muggle who used to go riding past the Gaunt cottage and for whom Merope Gaunt cherished a secret, burning passion.
  • "Well, Mr. Gaunt," said Ogden, "to get straight to the point, we have reason to believe that your son, Morfin, performed magic in front of a Muggle late last night."
  • "Mr. Gaunt, your daughter!" said Ogden in alarm, but Gaunt had already released Merope; she staggered away from him, back to her corner, massaging her neck and gulping for air.
  • "Mr. Gaunt, your daughter!" said Ogden in alarm, but Gaunt had already released Merope; she staggered away from him, back to her corner, massaging her neck and gulping for air.
  • Yes, Mr. Gaunt.
  • For a moment, Harry thought Gaunt was making an obscene hand gesture, but then realized that he was showing Ogden the ugly, black-stoned ring he was wearing on his middle finger, waving it before Ogden’s eyes.
  • To Mrs. Weasley’s displeasure, Harry’s sixteenth birthday celebrations were marred by grisly tidings brought to the party by Remus Lupin, who was looking gaunt and grim, his brown hair streaked liberally with gray, his clothes more ragged and patched than ever.
  • In the summer of his sixteenth year, he left the orphanage to which he returned annually and set off to find his Gaunt relatives.
  • As he walked across the room, his eyes fell I upon the little table on which Marvolo Gaunt’s ring had rested last I time, but the ring was no longer there.
  • Chapter 10: The Hour of Gaunt For or the rest of the week’s Potions lessons Harry continued to follow the Half-Blood Prince’s instructions wherever they deviated from Libatius Borage’s, with the result that by their fourth lesson Slughorn was raving about Harrys abilities, saying that he had rarely taught anyone so talented.
  • He is much more accomplished at Occlumency than poor Morfin Gaunt, and I would be astonished if he has not carried an antidote to Veritaserum with him ever since I coerced him into giving me this travesty of a recollection.
  • Then he returned to the Gaunt hovel, performed the complex bit of magic that would implant a false memory in his uncle’s mind, laid Morfin’s wand beside its unconscious owner, pocketed the ancient ring he wore, and departed.
  • I stumbled across the ring hidden in the ruin of the Gaunt’s house.
  • "Mr. Gaunt, please!" said Ogden in a shocked voice, as Merope, who had already picked up the pot, flushed blotchily scarlet, lost her grip on the pot again, drew her wand shakily from her pocket, pointed it at the pot, and muttered a hasty, inaudible spell that caused the pot to shoot across the floor away from her, hit the opposite wall, and crack in two.
  • M’daughter, Merope," said Gaunt grudgingly, as Ogden looked inquiringly toward her.
  • What’s that, then, his sentence?" said Gaunt, his voice rising angrily.
  • And you think we’re scum, do you?" screamed Gaunt, advancing on Ogden now, with a dirty yellow-nailed finger pointing at his chest.
  • That’s right!" roared Gaunt.
  • "I’ve really no idea," said Ogden, blinking as the ring sailed within an inch of his nose, "and it’s quite beside the point, Mr. Gaunt.
  • Your son has committed —" With a howl of rage, Gaunt ran toward his daughter.
  • "Mr. Gaunt," said Ogden doggedly, "I am afraid that neither your ancestors nor mine have anything to do with the matter in hand.
  • What’s that?" said Gaunt sharply, also in Parseltongue, looking from his son to his daughter.
  • You disgusting little Squib, you filthy little blood traitor!" roared Gaunt, losing control, and his hands closed around his daughter’s throat.
  • S’right," said Gaunt.
  • Gaunt looked for a moment as though he was going to shout at Ogden, but seemed to think better of it: Instead, he jeered at his daughter, "Lucky the nice man from the Ministry’s here, isn’t it?

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  • She looked gaunt from the chemotherapy.
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys

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