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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • We have, however, vacated the building temporarily.
  • "Thank you," said Voldemort, and he took the seat to which Dumbledore had gestured — the very seat, by the looks of it, that Harry had just vacated in the present.

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  • "Ah, Potter," said Snape, when Harry had knocked on his door and entered the unpleasantly familiar office that Snape, despite teaching floors above now, had not vacated; it was as dimly lit as ever and the same slimy dead objects were suspended in colored potions all around the walls.

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as in: vacate the building Define
to leave a place, job or position previously occupied
as in: vacate the lower court's ruling Define
to cancel or annul a formal ruling or contract
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