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"to be hard upon, rebuke, snub," c.1300, from O.N. sneypa "to outrage, dishonor, disgrace."
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Snape himself confirms the rumour in harry potter and the order of the phoenix.
Snape, dying from his wounds, releases a cloud of memories and tells harry to take them.
Snape is generally depicted as having a dour and intense personality.
As a child, snape was apparently neglected and his parents often fought each other.
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