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  • As they drew nearer, however, his face shone through the gloom, hairless, snakelike, with slits for nostrils and gleaming red eyes whose pupils were vertical.
  • Snape, however, looked calmly back into Voldemort’s face and, after a moment or two, Voldemort’s lipless mouth curved into something like a smile.

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  • Voldemort, however, seemed to be speaking more to himself than to any of them, still addressing the unconscious body above him.
  • In a matter of months, however, Albus’s own fame had begun to eclipse that of his father.
  • Though it was often predicted in later years that he was on the point of taking the job, however, he never had Ministerial ambitions.
  • However, it is quite wrong to suggest, as some have, that the brothers were not friends.
  • However, tragedy intervened.
  • It now dawned on Harry, however, that the cup of cold tea on which he had trodden that morning might not have been a booby trap at all.
  • Harry could see flaws in this plan; however, he held his tongue to give Mad-Eye the chance to address them.
  • He had but a split second’s relief, however, as more curses streaked past him: The three Death Eaters were closing in.

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  • However, he looked good-natured.
  • She was looking at him steadily; he however, found it difficult to look back at her; it was like gazing into a brilliant light.
  • However, Scrimgeour did not seem to be listening.
  • Ron, however, gasped, pointing frantically from Harry to the Snitch and back again until he found his voice.
  • Ron, however, looked bemused by their surprise.
  • Before he had time to feel inside his mouth, however, his tongue had unraveled again.
  • After another quarter of an hour, however he was forced to con-clude that the rest of his mother’s letter was gone.
  • However, the change in his tone seemed to have gained her approval: She smiled encouragingly.
  • However, Kreacher did not return that morning or even that afternoon.
  • Halfway down the flight of stairs into the hall, however, he heard a tap on the front door, then metallic clicks and the grinding of the chain.
  • However, that is the point: They whisper.
  • Hermione, however, looked puzzled.
  • Mundungus scrambled up and pulled out his wand; Hermione, however, was too quick for him.
  • It was, however, reassuring to catch these glimpses of him, even if he did look very strained and anxious.
  • She barely had time to enjoy the unexpected warmth, however, before Hermione’s silent Stunning Spell hit her in the chest and she toppled over.
  • He had barely stood up, however, when a door opened and Hagrid squeezed through it, his face covered in mud and blood, limping a little but miraculously alive.
  • Harry shrugged, Hermione, however, answered: Harry thought that answering questions correctly was such a deeply ingrained habit she could not suppress the urge.
  • Harry had to admit, however that as Mr. Weasley had once demolished half of the living room, his reappearance could not have been expected to delight Uncle Vernon.
  • However, two cloaked men had appeared in the square outside number twelve, and they remained there into the night, gazing in the direction of the house that they could not see.
  • Albus Dumbledore was never proud or vain; he could find something to value in anyone, however apparently insignificant or wretched, and I believe that his early losses endowed him with great humanity and sympathy.
  • After two days of nonstop cutlery cleaning, of color-matching favors, ribbons, and flowers, of degnoming the garden and helping Mrs. Weasley cook vast batches of canapes, however, Harry started to suspect her of a different motive.
  • Nothing in the room, however, was more dramatically different than the house-elf who now came hurrying toward Harry, dressed in a snowy-white towel, his ear hair as clean and fluffy as cotton wool, Regulus’s locket bouncing on his thin chest.
  • This, however, did not go as planned.
  • However, he did let drop certain snippets.
  • Now, however, was not the moment to cast doubt on Her-mione’s theory, not when she was so surprisingly willing to fall in with Harry’s dearest wish.
  • Halfway across the square, however, she stopped dead.
  • Even assuming that she was a witch, however, it was odd behavior to come out on a night this cold, simply to look at an old ruin.
  • As Grindelwald never extended his campaign of terror to Britain, however, the details of his rise to power are not widely known here.
  • Rather than channel his abilities into the attainment of awards and prizes, however, Gellert Grindelwald devoted himself to other pursuits.
  • However, the truth seems altogether more shocking.
  • The ground around the roots, however, was free of snow, and Harry could see no sign of footprints.
  • When Ron offered the sword, however, Harry shook his head.
  • During those few moments he spent alone with Harry, however (collecting water and searching the undergrowth for mushrooms).
  • Her-mione’s answer however, was completely unexpected.
  • Before Harry could speak, however, Hermione let out a small cry of shock.
  • However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water.
  • However, Hagrid was not taken into custody, and is, we believe, on the run.
  • In general, however, where a wand has been won, its allegiance will change.
  • The best results, however, must always come where there is the strongest affinity between wizard and wand.
  • However, there can be no doubt that Dumbledore delayed, for some five years of turmoil, fatalities, and disappearances, his attack upon Gellert Grindelwald.
  • Keen for them all to be friends again, however, he agreed; but when Ron gave Hermione a tentative smile, she stalked off and vanished behind her book once more.
  • "Yeah, you’re right!" said Harry, and he felt even more cheered at the thought that Dumbledore had had some reservations, however faint, about Snape’s trustworthiness.
  • As he extinguished his wand, however, he was thinking not of Polyjuice Potion, Puking Pastilles, or the navy blue robes of Magical Maintenance; he thought of Gregorovitch the wandmaker, and how long he could hope to remain hidden while Voldemort sought him so determinedly.
  • Ron, however, had always been used to three delicious meals a day, courtesy of his mother or of the Hogwarts house-elves, and hunger made him both unreasonable and irascible.
  • Several years later, however, the author sent an owl to Albus at Hogwarts, having been favorably impressed by his paper on trans-species transformation in Transfiguration Today.
  • Those of us who understand these matters, however, recognize that the ancient story refers to three objects, or Hallows, which, if united, will make the possessor master of Death.
  • However, we continue to hear truly inspirational stories of wizards and witches risking their own safety to protect Muggle friends and neighbors, often without the Muggles’ knowledge.
  • On one subject, however, Bathilda is well worth the effort I put into procuring Veritaserum, for she, and she alone, knows the full story of the best-kept secret of Albus Dumbledore’s life.
  • However, in the few moments it took for Ron to give a low groan and Harry to start crawling toward him, he realized that this was not the Forbidden Forest; The trees looked younger, they were more widely spaced, the ground clearer.
  • Hermione, however, looked alarmed.
  • However, Griphook had eyes for nobody but Harry.
  • They have, however, great difficulty with the idea of goblin-made objects passing from wizard to wizard.
  • Before they could move or consult one another, however, they heard a cry from behind them.
  • However, we have the means to control it.
  • However, you must plant the idea of decoys; that, I think, ought to ensure Harry’s safety.
  • Once he had kidnapped Ollivander, however, he discovered the existence of the twin cores.
  • He directed his words at Dumbledore, however, and chose them with enormous care.
  • He chose not to repeat her own advice back to her, however, the eve of their attempted assault on Gringotts felt like the wrong moment to antagonize her.
  • However, precisely how and when they were to part from the goblin without handing over Gryffindor’s sword remained a question to which Harry had no answer.
  • However, as Harry skirted the walls, scanning the Gryffindor table for Ron and Hermione, Ernie Macmillan stood up at the Hufflepuff table and shouted; "And what if we want to stay and fight?"
  • He barely had time to glance around, however, before there was a muffled clunk from behind them: The door had reappeared, sealing them inside the vault, and they were plunged into total darkness.
  • Fleur, Harry noticed, was merely playing with her food; she glanced at the window every few minutes; however, Bill returned before they had finished their first course, his long hair tangled by the wind.
  • However, there is a belief among some goblins, and those at Gringotts are perhaps most prone to it, that wizards cannot be trusted in matters of gold and treasure, that they have no respect for goblin ownership.
  • An object that had been lost this long, and apparently without trace, did not seem like a good candidate for the Horcrux hidden in the castle Before he could formulate a new question, however, Cho spoke again.
  • However, the Sneakoscope remained silent and still upon its point all day, and whether because of the protective enchantments and Muggle-repelling charms Hermione had spread around them, or because people rarely ventured this way, their patch of wood remained deserted, apart from occasional birds and squirrels.
  • However, Ron did not appear on the map and after a while Harry found himself taking it out simply to stare at Ginny’s name in the girl’s dormitory, wondering whether the intensity with which he gazed at it might break into her sleep, that she would somehow know he was thinking about her, hoping that she was all right.
  • ) However, he rarely spoke of his parents or of Ariana from then on, and his friends learned not to mention them.
  • Er — yes, I have expressed that view. however — " "That’s for everyone else to do, not you personally?" said Ron.

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