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skeptical
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • Ginny raised an eyebrow skeptically.
  • "No, Harry, I am speaking the truth," he added, as Harry pulled a skeptical expres-sion.
  • "Of course," said Slughorn, watching Harry closely, "there have been rumors for years… I remember when … well … after that terrible night … Lily … James … and you survived … and the word was that you must have powers beyond the ordinary …" Zabini gave a tiny little cough that was clearly supposed to indicate amused skepticism.
  • "Hmmm… the Dark Mark we don’t know exists," said Hermi-one skeptically, rolling up Ron’s dried essay before it could come to any more harm and handing it to him.
  • It is probably the most dangerous and powerful potion in this room — oh yes," he said, nodding gravely at Malfoy and Nott, both of whom were smirking skeptically.

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  • I am skeptical about her plan.
  • She is skeptical any time someone says it is important she pay them a lot for a car repair.

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