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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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appreciate
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • And all of a sudden, for the very first time in his life, Harry fully appreciated that Aunt Petunia was his mother’s sister.
  • He could now appreciate how hard it had been for Ron and Hermione to write him letters over the summer.

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  • Ernie might be pompous on occasions like this, but Harry was in a mood to deeply appreciate a vote of confidence from somebody who did not have radishes dangling from their ears.
  • Harry had never before appreciated just how beautiful the village of Hogsmeade was.
  • Harry heard just enough within the first ten minutes to appreciate dimly that in another teacher’s hands this subject might have been mildly interesting, but then his brain disengaged, and he spent the remaining hour and twenty minutes playing hangman on a corner of his parchment with Ron, while Hermione shot them filthy looks out of the corner of her eye.

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as in: I appreciate her efforts. Define
to recognize the value or importance of and/or: to be grateful for
as in: I appreciate the complexities Define
to understand a situation-often one with important complications
as in: We hope our home will appreciate Define
to increase in value
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