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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Harry felt contaminated, tainted: Was that really how the Death Eaters had found them?
  • "Mudbloods, filth, stains of dishonor, taint of shame on the house of my fathers — " "SHUT UP!"
  • "No," said Harry curtly, then, "let’s keep looking," and he turned away, wishing he had not seen the stone: He did not want his excited trepidation tainted with resentment.

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  • She was sensible enough to sit out jitterbug numbers and avoid music with a South American taint, and Henry said when she learned to talk and dance at the same time she’d be a hit.
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  • The stench of refuse taints the air.
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