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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • I had contracted dragon pox shortly before arriving at school, and while I was no longer contagious, my pock-marked visage and greenish hue did not encourage many to approach me.
  • This initial contract led to acquaintance with the entire Dumbledore family.

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  • He felt the hand on his chest contract: her nails pierced him.
  • There was a ripple of muttering at this: Neville’s brows contracted.
  • Harry saw is pupils contract to thin slits, saw the skin around his eyes whiten.
  • " ’To Harry James Potter,’ " he read, and Harry’s insides contracted with a sudden excitement, " ’I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of per-severance and skill.’

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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