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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • By sheer force, the dragon clawed and fought its way through.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Harry could barely breathe: Could luck, sheer luck, get them safely out of this?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Out of sheer desperation they had talked themselves into believing that Godric's Hollow held answers, convinced themselves that they were supposed to go back, that it was all part of some secret path laid out for them by Dumbledore: but there was no map, no plan.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They were hacking and stabbing at the ankles and shim of Death Eaters their tiny faces alive with malice, and everywhere Harry looked Death Eaters were folding under sheer weight of numbers, overcome by spells, dragging arrows from wounds, stabbed in the leg by elves, or else simply attempting to escape, but swallowed by the oncoming horde.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a sheer blouse
as in: sheer fun
as in: a sheer cliff
as in: sheered to the left
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