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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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stifle
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • "No, we got wind of a nasty backfiring jinx down in Elephant and Castle, but luckily the Magical Law Enforcement Squad had sorted it out by the time we got there…" Harry stifled a yawn behind his hand.
  • Harry let out a hastily stifled gasp.
  • Twice, Harry had gone to his office and knocked, but received no reply, though on the second occasion he was sure he had heard the quickly stifled sounds of an old gramophone.

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  • These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
  • The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.

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