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tone -- as in: the tone of the essay
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • There was something strange in Lupin’s tone, it was almost cold.
  • "Ron and Hermione seem to think that the three of you are dropping out of Hogwarts," she began in a light, casual tone.
  • "Oh, of course not," said Mrs. Weasley with a sudden and rather unnerving return to her casual tone.
  • "You look great!"
      "Always the tone of surprise," said Hermione, though she smiled.
  • His pugnacious tone indicated that they were not about to laugh at Xenophilius, despite the clear provocation.
  • "It could be somewhere else in the house, though," said Hermione in a rallying tone as they walked back downstairs.
  • However, the change in his tone seemed to have gained her approval: She smiled encouragingly.
  • "Wormtail," said Voldemort, with no change in his quiet, thoughtful tone, and without removing his eyes from the revolving body above, "have I not spoken to you about keeping our prisoner quiet?"
  • "You’ve been shouting and moaning andů things," she added in a tone that made Harry feel uneasy.
  • "And what exactly did I say?" asked Hermione, her tone some-where between skepticism and curiosity.
  • Her fingers sketched quotation marks around the name, and her tone dripped sarcasm.
  • Your tone displeases me!
  • "Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you’re aiming at a moving target from a flying broom — "
      "You did?" said Hermione, gazing up at Ron with her arms still around his neck.
      "Always the tone of surprise," he said a little grumpily, breaking free.
  • Uncle Vernon stopped in front of Harry and spoke. "I’ve changed my mind," he said.
      "What a surprise," said Harry.
      "Don’t you take that tone — " began Aunt Petunia in a shrill voice, but Vernon Dursley waved her down "It’s all a lot of claptrap," said Uncle Vernon, glaring at Harry with piggy little eyes.
  • Harry did not know what was worse, the things that Neville was saying or the matter-of-fact tone in which he said them.
  • Her tone was not encouraging.
  • "They live down Spinner’s End by the river," she told Lily, and it was evident from her tone that she considered the address a poor recommendation.
  • Dumbledore’s tone was conversational; he might have been asking for a weather forecast.
  • Snape raised his eyebrows and his tone was sardonic as he asked, "Are you intending to let him kill you?"
  • His tone was light, but his blue eyes pierced Snape as they had frequently pierced Harry, as though the soul they discussed was visible to him.
  • "What are you talking about?" asked Harry, startled by Dumbledore’s tone, by the sudden tears in his eyes.
  • His tone was unbearably bitter.
  • "Wouldn’t spy on you, anyway," he added spitefully, "you’re a Muggle."
      Though Petunia evidently did not understand the word, she could hardly mistake the tone.
  • And he knew by her tone that it was his mother and father this time: He moved toward her, feeling as if something heavy were pressing on his chest, the same sensation he had had right after Dumbledore had died, a grief that had actually weighed on his heart and lungs.
  • Voldemort’s tone was musing, calm, but Harry’s scar had begun to throb and pulse: Pain was building in his forehead, and he could feel that controlled sense of fury building inside Voldemort.

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