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  • ’I hope not,’ said the eminently practical; ’I confess, however, that the misgiving has crossed me on my way home.’
  • I suppose, however, he had this move in his mind — he was always half-cracked — and then considered her provided for.

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  • However, as you are aware, ma’am, I don’t allow of even oversights towards you.’
  • However, when I go to live with old Bounderby, I’ll have my revenge.’
  • However, it’s too late to say that.’
  • However, I give you joy, my dear — and I hope you may now turn all your ological studies to good account, I am sure I do!
  • No graceful little adornment, no fanciful little device, however trivial, anywhere expressed her influence.
  • However, though I am not influenced by manners and station, Loo Bounderby may be.
  • I have one great fault to find with Tom, however, which I cannot forgive, and for which I take him heavily to account.’
  • However, never mind this now; it’s not very interesting to you, and I am sick of the subject.’

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  • However, as it must be done, he had no choice but to do it; so, after attempting several letters, and failing in them all, he resolved to do it by word of mouth.
  • It is said that every life has its roses and thorns; there seemed, however, to have been a misadventure or mistake in Stephen’s case, whereby somebody else had become possessed of his roses, and he had become possessed of the same somebody else’s thorns in addition to his own.
  • Harthouse,’ returned Tom, now actually crying; and his tears were better than his injuries, however pitiful a figure he made: ’it’s too late; the money is of no use to me at present.
  • However improbable both Mr. Bounderby and myself might have deemed it years ago, that he would ever become my patron, making me an annual compliment, I cannot but regard him in that light.
  • But the sun itself, however beneficent, generally, was less kind to Coketown than hard frost, and rarely looked intently into any of its closer regions without engendering more death than life.
  • However, the Coketowners were so patriotic after all, that they never had pitched their property into the Atlantic yet, but, on the contrary, had been kind enough to take mighty good care of it.
  • However, ma’am,’ said Bounderby, ’there are apartments at the Bank, where a born and bred lady, as keeper of the place, would be rather a catch than otherwise; and if the same terms — ’ ’I beg your pardon, sir.
  • Gold and silver coin, precious paper, secrets that if divulged would bring vague destruction upon vague persons (generally, however, people whom she disliked), were the chief items in her ideal catalogue thereof.
  • The better class of minds, however, did not need to be informed that the Powlers were an ancient stock, who could trace themselves so exceedingly far back that it was not surprising if they sometimes lost themselves — which they had rather frequently done, as respected horse-flesh, blind-hookey, Hebrew monetary transactions, and the Insolvent Debtors’ Court.
  • She fancied, however, that her request had been complied with, and that the pen she could not have held was in her hand.
  • They were better off in their youth than I was, however.
  • And however far off that may be, I will never tire of trying.
  • However, he took affairs as coolly as it was in human nature to do, and entertained himself with the facetious idea of the training more than once.
  • This is not a time for a lady, however highly connected, to be totally inaudible, and seemingly swallowing marbles.
  • With his very ears a bright purple shot with crimson, he pent up his indignation, however, and said: ’You’d like to keep her here for a time?’
  • Not very dear, however, when you deserted him in his infancy, and left him to the brutality of a drunken grandmother.’
  • They followed paths and tracks, however slight.
  • However, still true to his conviction that indifference was the genuine high-breeding (the only conviction he had), he seized this crisis as the opportunity for ordering candles and a newspaper.
  • However, if I feel a little independent when I look around this table to-day, and reflect how little I thought of marrying Tom Gradgrind’s daughter when I was a ragged street-boy, who never washed his face unless it was at a pump, and that not oftener than once a fortnight, I hope I may be excused.
  • However, thith young man having made it known to be a robbery of a bank, why, that’h a theriouth thing; muth too theriouth a thing for me to compound, ath thith young man hath very properly called it.
  • At last, however, little fair-haired Josephine made her curtsey amid great applause; and the Clown, left alone in the ring, had just warmed himself, and said, ’Now I’ll have a turn!’ when Sissy was touched on the shoulder, and beckoned out.
  • …district schools and your model schools, and your training schools, and your whole kettle-of-fish of schools; and Josiah Bounderby of Coketown, tells you plainly, all right, all correct — he hadn’t such advantages — but let us have hard-headed, solid-fisted people — the education that made him won’t do for everybody, he knows well — such and such his education was, however, and you may force him to swallow boiling fat, but you shall never force him to suppress the facts of his life.’
  • ’When it makes its way into my mind, dear,’ said Rachael, ’and it will come sometimes, though I do all I can to keep it out, wi’ counting on to high numbers as I work, and saying over and over again pieces that I knew when I were a child — I fall into such a wild, hot hurry, that, however tired I am, I want to walk fast, miles and miles.
  • ’After what has been just now represented to me, in a manner I find it impossible to doubt — I know of hardly any other source from which I could have accepted it so readily — I feel bound to say to you, in whom the confidence you have mentioned has been reposed, that I cannot refuse to contemplate the possibility (however unexpected) of my seeing the lady no more.
  • I am far from feeling convinced now, however differently I might have felt only this time yesterday, that I am fit for the trust you repose in me; that I know how to respond to the appeal you have come home to make to me; that I have the right instinct — supposing it for the moment to be some quality of that nature — how to help you, and to set you right, my child.’

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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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