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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • There was a brief silence in which the distant echo of Hagrid smashing down a wooden front door seemed to reverberate through the intervening years.
  • He saw a large shadow and felt a fury that was not his own pound through his body, violent and brief as an electric shock.

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  • After the usual brief spell of darkness and near suffocation, Harry found himself in the tiny alleyway where the first phase of their plan was scheduled to take place.
  • Neither Dumbledore nor Grindelwald ever seems to have referred to this brief boyhood friendship in later life.
  • Harry felt as though he was recuperating from some brief but severe, an impression reinforced by Her-mione’s solicitousness.
  • He had one, brief glimpse of the stone Pensieve on the desk where he had left it, and then an earsplitting noise made him cry out, thinking of curses and returning Death Eaters and the rebirth of Voldemort — But it was applause.

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as in: briefed her Define
to give a summary of important information to someone
as in: legal brief Define
a summary of important facts -- especially an opinion of a legal case
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