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  • However, the Multiplication Table doesn’t signify: let’s try Geography.
  • However, it was over at last, and they sat down again in a ring, and begged the Mouse to tell them something more.

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  • However, on the second time round, she came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it was a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!
  • However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out ’The race is over!’ and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, ’But who has won?’
  • First, however, she waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further: she felt a little nervous about this; ’for it might end, you know,’ said Alice to herself, ’in my going out altogether, like a candle.
  • In a little while, however, she again heard a little pattering of footsteps in the distance, and she looked up eagerly, half hoping that the Mouse had changed his mind, and was coming back to finish his story.
  • However, this bottle was NOT marked ’poison,’ so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.
  • However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand.
  • However, I’ve got back to my right size: the next thing is, to get into that beautiful garden—how IS that to be done, I wonder?’
  • ’Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.

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  • Alice didn’t think that proved it at all; however, she went on ’And how do you know that you’re mad?’
  • However, he consented to go on.
  • ’I don’t like the look of it at all,’ said the King: ’however, it may kiss my hand if it likes.’
  • ’Get to your places!’ shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the game began.
  • However, she did not like to be rude, so she bore it as well as she could.
  • However, ’jury-men’ would have done just as well.
  • The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen’s absence, and were resting in the shade: however, the moment they saw her, they hurried back to the game, the Queen merely remarking that a moment’s delay would cost them their lives.
  • ) However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.
  • However, everything is queer to-day.’
  • However, she got up, and began to repeat it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:— "Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare, "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."

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despite that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include in spite of that, nevertheless, nonetheless, and on the other hand.)
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to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
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in whatever way
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