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  • But, however well we fought, we never won siege or battle and all our bouts ended with Joe Dillon’s war dance of victory.
  • The man, however, only smiled.

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  • Ernest, however, never played: he was too grown up.
  • Their sympathy, however, was for the blue cars—the cars of their friends, the French.
  • The fourth member of the party, however, was too excited to be genuinely happy.
  • They drank, however: it was Bohemian.
  • Sometimes, however, he courted the causes of his fear.
  • Mr. Duffy, however, had a distaste for underhand ways and, finding that they were compelled to meet stealthily, he forced her to ask him to her house.
  • However, she said nothing and waited to see how it would end.
  • The first tenor and the contralto, however, brought down the house.

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  • However, he said that Mrs. Kearney might have taken the artistes into consideration.
  • However, when she drew near the limit and her friends began to loosen their tongues about her, she silenced them by marrying Mr. Kearney, who was a bootmaker on Ormond Quay.
  • However, Mr. Cunningham was a capable man; and religion was religion.
  • But, however that may be, I can only ask you tonight to take the will for the deed and to lend me your attention for a few moments while I endeavour to express to you in words what my feelings are on this occasion.

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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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