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Used in
Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • He felt the hand on his chest contract: her nails pierced him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was a ripple of muttering at this: Neville's brows contracted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This initial contract led to acquaintance with the entire Dumbledore family.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Harry saw is pupils contract to thin slits, saw the skin around his eyes whiten.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had contracted dragon pox shortly before arriving at school, and while I was no longer contagious, my pock-marked visage and greenish hue did not encourage many to approach me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "'To Harry James Potter,'" he read, and Harry's insides contracted with a sudden excitement, "'I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of per-severance and skill.'"  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: contract the disease
as in: the metal contracted
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