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  • Our friend, however, escaped criticism: that is, he escaped all criticism but his own, which was much the most competent and most formidable.
  • As regards this, however, a critical attitude would be inconsistent with a candid reference to the early annals of any biographer.

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  • She was strong, however, and properly made, and, fortunately, her health was excellent.
  • By degrees, however, the little Almonds’ trousers began to lengthen, and the wearers to disperse and settle themselves in life.
  • Aunt Penniman, however, took no account of it; she spoke even with a touch of acrimony.
  • However, we must make the best of people.
  • His murmurs, however, were inaudible; and for a while he said nothing to any one.
  • He saw in a moment, however, that his daughter was painfully conscious of his own observation.
  • I doubt, however, whether Catherine was irritated, though she broke into a vehement protest.
  • Even if she were not weak, however, you would still be a penniless man.

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  • It will probably seem to the reader, however, that the Doctor’s vigilance was by no means excessive, and that these two young people had an open field.
  • This was all the more reason, however, though she was ashamed and uncomfortable, why she should tell her father that Mr. Morris Townsend had called again.
  • CHAPTER VII He was, however, by no means so much in earnest as this might seem to indicate; and, indeed, he was more than anything else amused with the whole situation.
  • She had succeeded, however, as she often failed to do when people were presented to her, in catching his name, which appeared to be the same as that of Marian’s little stockbroker.
  • But the principal thing that we know about this young man—who is, indeed, very intelligent—leads us to suppose that, however much he may value your personal merits, he values your money more.
  • She was not abnormally deficient, and she mustered learning enough to acquit herself respectably in conversation with her contemporaries, among whom it must be avowed, however, that she occupied a secondary place.
  • The Doctor, however, kept his reflexions to himself, and talked to his visitors about foreign lands, concerning which Morris offered him more information than he was ready, as he mentally phrased it, to swallow.
  • The Doctor, however, began to put his questions elsewhere; it naturally having occurred to him that he ought to inform himself properly about this handsome young man who had formed the habit of running in and out of his house.
  • His talk, however, was not particularly knightly; it was light and easy and friendly; it took a practical turn, and he asked a number of questions about herself—what were her tastes—if she liked this and that—what were her habits.
  • At last, however, she rustled in, smoothing down a stiff poplin dress, with a little frightened flush in a gracefully-rounded cheek.
  • Mrs. Montgomery, however, smiled not at all; it was obvious that she could not take the humorous view of his appeal.
  • It was not, however, materially more civil.
  • The Doctor answered, however, quietly enough: "Of course you can wait till I die, if you like."
  • Suddenly, however, she had an inspiration—she almost knew it to be an inspiration.
  • In spite of differences, however, we can, at a pinch, understand each other; and that is the essential thing just now.
  • I wouldn’t, however, have missed our rendezvous for anything.
  • Not that it matters to me, however.
  • He made no motion to proceed, however, but came close to her, as if he had something to say.
  • She was not gratified, however, when, in coming back to her niece’s room before breakfast, she found that Catherine had risen and was preparing herself for this meal.
  • It was discovered after a while, however, that Aunt Penniman was but an accident in Catherine’s existence, and not a part of its essence, and that when the girl came to spend a Saturday with her cousins, she was available for "follow-my-master," and even for leapfrog.
  • Both she and her brother, however, exaggerated the young girl’s limitations; for Catherine, though she was very fond of her aunt, and conscious of the gratitude she owed her, regarded her without a particle of that gentle dread which gave its stamp to her admiration of her father.
  • He seemed more at home this time—more familiar; lounging a little in the chair, slapping a cushion that was near him with his stick, and looking round the room a good deal, and at the objects it contained, as well as at Catherine; whom, however, he also contemplated freely.
  • But she wished that, instead of reproaches, however tender, he would give her help; he was certainly wise enough, and clever enough, to invent some issue from their troubles.
  • It must, however, have been in pure simplicity, and from motives quite untouched by sarcasm, that, a few moments after, she went on to say to Morris that her father had given her a message for him.
  • They were good walkers, however, and they took their adventure easily; from time to time they stopped, that Catherine might rest; and then she sat upon a stone and looked about her at the hardfeatured rocks and the glowing sky.
  • However, in a given case that doesn’t diminish the merit.
  • With this, however, it was a blessing to be able to talk of Morris, to sound his name, to be with a person who was not unjust to him.
  • This, however, you know as well as I. What I wish is simply to give you notice of my own state of mind!
  • It is not, however, always necessary, and I will show you how gracefully I can lay it aside.
  • Mrs. Penniman, however, in spite of her pugilism, was a good deal frightened, and she took counsel of her fears.
  • Mrs. Penniman, however, was not discouraged.
  • The next time he came, however, she brought it out, and she told him again that he was too proud.
  • Her punishment accumulated; she continued to bear it, however, with a good deal of superficial fortitude.
  • She had done so before—however unwillingly—because she was sorry for Miss Sloper; but she was not sorry for Miss Sloper now—not at all sorry.
  • Catherine, however, would never look at him; she made it plain to him that she thought he came to see her too often.
  • Catherine, however, became an admirable old maid.
  • As regards one point, however, her circumspection prevailed, and she must be given due credit for it.
  • She proceeded, however, with considerable caution, pausing occasionally to let Catherine give some sign.
  • It was perhaps, however, because Mrs. Penniman suspected them that she said no more that evening about Morris Townsend.
  • Mrs. Penniman, however, with her high conception of the sanctity of pledges, carried her point.
  • He had not spoken, however, and at last she faced about.
  • She continued to look at him, however, and as she did so she made the strangest observation.
  • In fact, however, the two ladies had met, in Washington Square, without tears, and when they found themselves alone together a certain dryness fell upon the girl’s emotion.
  • She had a confident hope, however, that her rich impulses, her talent for embroidery, would still find their application, and this confidence was justified before many months had elapsed.
  • This life had, however, a secret history as well as a public one—if I may talk of the public history of a mature and diffident spinster for whom publicity had always a combination of terrors.
  • We know, however, that Morris possessed the virtue of self-control, and he had, moreover, the constant habit of seeking to be agreeable; so that, although Mrs. Penniman’s demeanour only exasperated his already unquiet nerves, he listened to her with a sombre deference in which she found much to admire.
  • Of such assurances, however, he had already a voluminous collection, and it would not have been worth his while to forsake a fruitful avocation merely to hear Mrs. Penniman say, for the thousandth time, that she had made his cause her own.
  • During the period of her engagement, however, a young lady even of the most slender pretensions counts upon more bouquets than at other times; and there was a want of perfume in the air at this moment which at last excited the girl’s alarm.
  • Even, however, had she been able to narrate to him the private history of his daughter’s unhappy love affair, it would have given her a certain comfort to leave him in ignorance; for Mrs. Almond was at this time not altogether in sympathy with her brother.
  • She saw him, however, the day after she landed; and, in the meantime, he formed a natural subject of conversation between our heroine and her Aunt Lavinia, with whom, the night she disembarked, the girl was closeted for a long time before either lady retired to rest.

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