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however
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Animal Farm
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  • Last night, however, it came back to me in my dream.
  • The reading and writing classes, however, were a great success.

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  • However, these stories were never fully believed.
  • However, this was only a light skirmishing manoeuvre, intended to create a little disorder, and the men easily drove the geese off with their sticks.
  • In the end, however, she was found hiding in her stall with her head buried among the hay in the manger.
  • After a moment, however, Snowball and Napoleon butted the door open with their shoulders and the animals entered in single file, walking with the utmost care for fear of disturbing anything.
  • The animals had assumed as a matter of course that these would be shared out equally; one day, however, the order went forth that all the windfalls were to be collected and brought to the harness-room for the use of the pigs.
  • One day, however, he arrived unexpectedly to examine the plans.
  • Some of the pigs themselves, however, were more articulate.
  • The plans, however, had all been prepared, down to the last detail.

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  • Hitherto the animals had had little or no contact with Whymper on his weekly visits: now, however, a few selected animals, mostly sheep, were instructed to remark casually in his hearing that rations had been increased.
  • However, Benjamin and Clover could only be with Boxer after working hours, and it was in the middle of the day when the van came to take him away.
  • The windmill, however, had not after all been used for generating electrical power.
  • However, Squealer easily convinced them that the veterinary surgeon in Willingdon could treat Boxer’s case more satisfactorily than could be done on the farm.
  • By the evening, however, Napoleon appeared to be somewhat better, and the following morning Squealer was able to tell them that he was well on the way to recovery.

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as in: However, complications may... Define
despite that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include in spite of that, nevertheless, nonetheless, and on the other hand.)
as in: However much she tried... Define
to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
as in: However you do it, get it done! Define
in whatever way
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