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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • Having always traveled there by carriage, Harry had never before appreciated just how far Hogwarts was from Hogsmeade Station.
  • He was, after all, the Prime Minister and did not appreciate being made to feel like an ignorant schoolboy.

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  • Perhaps I shall find a school where my talents are better appreciated.
  • "It’s very character-building stuff, learning to peel sprouts without magic, makes you appreciate how difficult it is for Muggles and Squibs —"
  • : "Well, we find we appreciate you more and more, Mum, now we’re washing our own socks," said George, waving an airy hand.
  • Potter, I appreciate you telling me this, but we cannot point the finger of blame at Mr. Malfoy purely because he visited the shop where this necklace might have been purchased.
  • But you, Tom, you’ll appreciate it for its history, not how many Galleons you can get for it.
  • "I am glad to see you appreciate the magnitude of the problem," said Dumbledore calmly.
  • ’I appreciate the difficulty of your position,’ said Dumbledore.
  • We all like* appreciation for our own hard work, of course but you must have had an accomplice, all the same someone in Hogsmeade, someone who was able to slip Katie the — the — aaaah Dumbledore closed his eyes again and nodded, as though he was about to fall asleep.

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  • Well, after that, you know, Dumbledore seemed much more dis-posed to give me a job, and I could not help thinking, Harry, that it was because he appreciated the stark contrast between my own unassuming manners and quiet talent, compared to the pushing, thrusting young man who was prepared to listen at keyholes — Harry, dear?
  • "Its not ev’ryone appreciates how beau’iful they are’ said H grid to Slughorn’s back, tears leaking from the corners of his crinkled eyes.

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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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