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The Time Machine
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  • It appears incredible to me that any kind of trick, however subtly conceived and however adroitly done, could have been played upon us under these conditions.
  • It appears incredible to me that any kind of trick, however subtly conceived and however adroitly done, could have been played upon us under these conditions.

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  • However, I am telling you of my fruit dinner in the distant future now.
  • However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat."
  • There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermittently in one direction along the latter from the beginning to the end of our lives.’
  • In that, however, I was wrong.
  • At last, however, I got over the well-mouth somehow, and staggered out of the ruin into the blinding sunlight.
  • ’Still, however helpless the little people in the presence of their mysterious Fear, I was differently constituted.
  • I was careful, however, to show no concern and to abstain from any pursuit of them, and in the course of a day or two things got back to the old footing.
  • All the old constellations had gone from the sky, however: that slow movement which is imperceptible in a hundred human lifetimes, had long since rearranged them in unfamiliar groupings.

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  • I found no explosives, however, nor any means of breaking down the bronze doors.
  • I could not carry both, however, and my bar of iron promised best against the bronze gates.
  • Apparently as time went on, the feeding of the Under-world, however it was effected, had become disjointed.
  • The laboratory, however, was empty.
  • However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear.
  • The Under-world being in contact with machinery, which, however perfect, still needs some little thought outside habit, had probably retained perforce rather more initiative, if less of every other human character, than the Upper.

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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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