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Through the Looking-Glass
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  • However, SOMEBODY killed SOMETHING: that’s clear, at any rate—’
  • However, there was the hill full in sight, so there was nothing to be done but start again.

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  • However, this was anything but a regular bee: in fact it was an elephant—as Alice soon found out, though the idea quite took her breath away at first.
  • However, it’ll take us into the Fourth Square, that’s some comfort!’ she said to herself.
  • ’Further on, in the wood down there, they’ve got no names—however, go on with your list of insects: you’re wasting time.’
  • However, I know my name now.’ she said, ’that’s SOME comfort.
  • However, on second thoughts, she made up her mind to go on: ’for I certainly won’t go BACK,’ she thought to herself, and this was the only way to the Eighth Square.
  • And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn’t succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn’t fold its arms properly.
  • The most curious part of the thing was, that the trees and the other things round them never changed their places at all: however fast they went, they never seemed to pass anything.
  • However, she could find nothing but a bottle of ink, and when she got back with it she found he had recovered, and he and the Queen were talking together in a frightened whisper—so low, that Alice could hardly hear what they said.

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  • However, she wasn’t hurt, and was soon up again: the Sheep went on with her knitting all the while, just as if nothing had happened.
  • However, this conversation is going on a little too fast: let’s go back to the last remark but one.’
  • However, now you’ve got your breath, you may tell us what’s happened in the town.’
  • However, instead of whispering, he simply shouted at the top of his voice ’They’re at it again!’
  • ’You SHOULD have said, "It’s extremely kind of you to tell me all this"—however, we’ll suppose it said—the Seventh Square is all forest—however, one of the Knights will show you the way—and in the Eighth Square we shall be Queens together, and it’s all feasting and fun!’
  • ’You SHOULD have said, "It’s extremely kind of you to tell me all this"—however, we’ll suppose it said—the Seventh Square is all forest—however, one of the Knights will show you the way—and in the Eighth Square we shall be Queens together, and it’s all feasting and fun!’
  • ’They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot of them!
  • ’Well, "OUTGRABING" is something between bellowing and whistling, with a kind of sneeze in the middle: however, you’ll hear it done, maybe—down in the wood yonder—and when you’ve once heard it you’ll be QUITE content.
  • It was evidently more than he could manage by himself; however, she managed to shake him out of it at last.
  • However, though she could see nothing but the soles of his feet, she was much relieved to hear that he was talking on in his usual tone.
  • However, he gets on again pretty easily—that comes of having so many things hung round the horse—’
  • However, there would be no harm, she thought, in asking if the game was over.
  • However, don’t be discouraged.
  • However, she didn’t see why the Red Queen should be the only one to give orders, so, as an experiment, she called out ’Waiter!
  • I THINK you did—however, you’d better not mention it to your friends just yet, for I’m not sure.
  • Humpty Dumpty However, the egg only got larger and larger, and more and more human: when she had come within a few yards of it, she saw that it had eyes and a nose and mouth; and when she had come close to it, she saw clearly that it was HUMPTY DUMPTY himself.
  • It was so large that she couldn’t help feeling a LITTLE shy with it, as she had been with the mutton; however, she conquered her shyness by a great effort and cut a slice and handed it to the Red Queen.
  • However, there was the great dish still lying at her feet, on which she had tried to cut the plum-cake, ’So I wasn’t dreaming, after all,’ she said to herself, ’unless—unless we’re all part of the same dream.

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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)
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in whatever way
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