’I didn’t do anything to him, it wasn’t me, it was — But at that precise moment a screech owl swooped in through the kitchen window.
Then we are in agreement that Harrys use of the Patronus Charm in these circumstances falls precisely into the category of exceptional circumstances the clause describes?
At that precise moment the door of their compartment slid open.
’I could sneak upstairs and get a pair —’ But at that precise moment there was an explosion of sound from downstairs that rendered Extendable Ears quite unnecessary.
’Precisely what I was going to ask,’ said Umbridge, pointing at the broken shards of china on the floor that had been Hermione’s mug.
But at that precise moment, there was a creaking sound behind them as the Fat Lady swung forwards and Ron came clambering through the portrait hole.
’You know,’ said Phineas Nigellus, even more loudly than Harry ’this is precisely why I loathed being a teacher!
His Strengthening Solution was not precisely the clear turquoise shade of Hermione’s but it was at least blue rather than pink, like Neville’s, and he delivered a flask of it to Snape’s desk at the end of the lesson with a feeling of mingled defiance and relief.
He nodded; here was a ready-made excuse not to talk to any of the others, which was precisely what he wanted, so when she opened the front door he hurried straight past the troll’s-leg umbrella stand, up the stairs and into his and Ron’s bedroom.
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Professors Marchbanks and Tofty strolled among them, watching as they entered the precise positions of the stars and planets they were observing.
At this precise moment Grawp caught sight of them, the only two humans in a sea of centaurs.
The ingredients had to be added to the cauldron in precisely the right order and quantities; the mixture had to be stirred exactly the right number of times, firstly in clockwise, then in anti-clockwise directions; the heat of the flames on which it was simmering had to be lowered to exactly the right level for a specific number of minutes before the final ingredient was added.