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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "Well, my hat is gone, however," continued the younger.
  • The acquaintanceship might, however, have ended in a slow forgetting, but for an incident which occurred at the end of the same week.

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  • He fell asleep, however, without having performed the necessary preliminary.
  • However she seemed to have a short cut for getting back to cheerfulness, and set her face to signify archness.
  • Stupors, however, do not last for ever, and Farmer Oak recovered from his.
  • However, two or three farmers noticed him and drew near.
  • However, a hay or a wheat-rick, well put together, will resist combustion for a length of time, if it begins on the outside.
  • However, we soften it down as much as we can, and call him Cainy.
  • However, we are very apt to think extremes of people.
  • It must be added, however, that time was very seldom gained.

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  • However, he continued to watch through the hedge for her regular coming, and thus his sentiments towards her were deepened without any corresponding effect being produced upon herself.
  • Mrs. Coggan went downstairs, and returned the answer as requested, adding, however, on her own responsibility, "Miss is dusting bottles, sir, and is quite a object—that’s why ’tis."
  • At present, however, the door was open, and the egress of the jack, the blows on the bell, and the mannikin’s retreat into the nook again, were visible to many, and audible throughout the church.
  • However, the interest was general, and this Saturday’s debut in the forum, whatever it may have been to Bathsheba as the buying and selling farmer, was unquestionably a triumph to her as the maiden.
  • There were, however, no grounds for retaining such a supposition, for the waggon, though going in the direction of Weatherbury, might be going beyond it, and the woman alluded to seemed to be the mistress of some estate.
  • The case, however, was a promising one.
  • However, let her marry an she will.
  • However, I look round upon life quite cool.
  • However, he wasted his gifted lot, and listed a soldier; but even then he rose to be a sergeant without trying at all.
  • "Don’t, however, suppose that I derive any pleasure from what you tell me."
  • However, feeling just as usual, she opened them again.
  • However, I don’t like to see your concerns going to ruin, as they must if you keep in this mindů.
  • Coggan had, however, caught sight of her in the meanwhile.
  • Boldwood, however, hastened up to him.
  • I can’t, however, marry them both.
  • However, he took a precaution.
  • "However, it is so sometimes, and nothing happens that we expect," he added, with the repose of a man whom misfortune had inured rather than subdued.
  • "Thank you very much," said Oak, in the modest tone good manners demanded, thinking, however, that he would never let Bathsheba see him playing the flute; in this resolve showing a discretion equal to that related to its sagacious inventress, the divine Minerva herself.
  • To the shepherd, the note of the sheep-bell, like the ticking of the clock to other people, is a chronic sound that only makes itself noticed by ceasing or altering in some unusual manner from the well-known idle twinkle which signifies to the accustomed ear, however distant, that all is well in the fold.
  • However, I expect our mistress will pay all.
  • The Weatherbury Farms, however, were no such long distance from the hill, and those arrangements were not necessary in their case.
  • However he came to dream of it, I cannot think.
  • However, does a woman keep a promise, not to marry, but to enter on an engagement to marry at some time?
  • However, she may keep such a promise, if it is made with an honest meaning to repair a wrong.
  • However, I shan’t go to the trial, and I’d advise the rest of ye that bain’t wanted to bide away.
  • However, that we can talk of another time.
  • Bathsheba, however, awoke voluntarily at four, nor could she by any contrivance get to sleep again.
  • "However, there’s no getting out of it now!"
  • However, we couldn’t think of letting the day pass without a note of admiration of some sort.
  • However, stick to me, and neither this haughty goddess, dashing piece of womanhood, Juno-wife of mine (Juno was a goddess, you know), nor anybody else shall hurt you.
  • Their suspense was diverted, however, by a discovery which was made in the afternoon, throwing more light on Boldwood’s conduct and condition than any details which had preceded it.
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  • There was a certain animal form of refinement in his nature; and however pleasant a strange condition might be whilst privations were easily warded off, it was disadvantageously coarse when money was short.
  • In addition to the dulcet piping of Gabriel’s flute, Boldwood supplied a bass in his customary profound voice, uttering his notes so softly, however, as to abstain entirely from making anything like an ordinary duet of the song; they rather formed a rich unexplored shadow, which threw her tones into relief.
  • However, it was too late now to think of sending another messenger, and he rode on, in the excitement of these self-inquiries not discerning, when about three miles from Casterbridge, a square-figured pedestrian passing along under the dark hedge in the same direction as his own.
  • However, the occurrence seemed to have become known to few, for it had not interrupted a fiddler, who had lately begun playing by the door of the tent, nor the four bowed old men with grim countenances and walking-sticks in hand, who were dancing "Major Malley’s Reel" to the tune.
  • Where, however, happy circumstance permits its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death—that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam.
  • However, one excellent result of her general apathy was the long-delayed installation of Oak as bailiff; but he having virtually exercised that function for a long time already, the change, beyond the substantial increase of wages it brought, was little more than a nominal one addressed to the outside world.
  • After breakfast she was cool and collected—quite herself in fact—and she rambled to the gate, intending to walk to another quarter of the farm, which she still personally superintended as well as her duties in the house would permit, continually, however, finding herself preceded in forethought by Gabriel Oak, for whom she began to entertain the genuine friendship of a sister.
  • Then up comes Maryann; throws the loose locks into the middle of the fleece, rolls it up, and carries it into the background as three-and-a-half pounds of unadulterated warmth for the winter enjoyment of persons unknown and far away, who will, however, never experience the superlative comfort derivable from the wool as it here exists, new and pure—before the unctuousness of its nature whilst in a living state has dried, stiffened, and been washed out—rendering it just now as superiorů
  • This, however, could not be helped; she would not, on any consideration, treat Boldwood harshly, having once already ill-used him, and the moon having risen, and the gig being ready, she drove across the hilltop in the wending way’s which led downwards—to oblivious obscurity, as it seemed, for the moon and the hill it flooded with light were in appearance on a level, the rest of the world lying as a vast shady concave between them.
  • However, my son William must have knowed the very man afore us—didn’t ye, Billy, afore ye left Norcombe?"
  • ’tis such a shapely maid, however, that she’ll soon get picked up."
  • However, Coggan knew pretty nearly how the land lay, and when they were in a nook together he said— "Don’t take on about her, Gabriel.
  • However, what is must be, and here’s half-a-crown to drink my health, men."
  • However, ’tisn’t much odds to us about that now, for ’tis all over."
  • —"However, folks, I must be moving now: upon my life I must.
  • However, she’s not fond of him—quite offish and quite careless, I know."
  • But knowing what rum things we women be, I just said—however, I won’t speak of it again."
  • She’s hot and hasty, but she’s a brave girl who’ll never tell a lie however much the truth may harm her, and I’ve no cause to wish her evil."
  • However, it had not much effect now, for she said, in a passionless murmur which was in itself a proof of her words: "I have no feeling in the matter at all.

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to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
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in whatever way
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