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  • This habit, however, is characteristic of a very great number of people, some of them very clever ones, not like Fyodor Pavlovitch.
  • The principal heir, Yefim Petrovitch Polenov, the Marshal of Nobility of the province, turned out, however, to be an honest man.

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  • You see, however stupid I am about it, I keep thinking, I keep thinking—from time to time, of course, not all the while.
  • I will try, however, to give a superficial account of it in a few words.
  • In the end, however, the institution of elders has been retained and is becoming established in Russian monasteries.
  • Almost distracted with anxiety for the elder and every one else, Alyosha succeeded, however, in supporting him by the arm.
  • They all walked on, however.
  • It happened even (very rarely however) that Fyodor Pavlovitch went at night to the lodge to wake Grigory and fetch him for a moment.
  • Raw material for revolution, however, when the time comes.
  • He was conducted however to the drawing-room at once.

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  • There had been no conversation between them at that interview, however.
  • "So it’s you, Mitya," cried Alyosha, in surprise, violently startled however.
  • He was amusing himself by looking through some accounts, rather inattentively however.
  • However weak you are, you must pull, if you die for it.’
  • The old man longed for Him to say something, however bitter and terrible.
  • Alyosha did not, however, give much thought to the details of his plan, but resolved to act upon it, even if it meant not getting back to the monastery that day.
  • The Brothers Make Friends Ivan was not, however, in a separate room, but only in a place shut off by a screen, so that it was unseen by other people in the room.
  • On the road through the copse he made one observation however—that the Father Superior had been waiting a long time, and that they were more than half an hour late.
  • There was a strange belief, chiefly however among the most ignorant, that Father Ferapont had communication with heavenly spirits and would only converse with them, and so was silent with men.
  • On very rare occasions, however, he would talk to visitors, but for the most part he would utter some one strange saying which was a complete riddle, and no entreaties would induce him to pronounce a word in explanation.
  • You’ll see for yourself that it won’t budge, but will remain just where it is however much you shout at it, and that shows, Grigory Vassilyevitch, that you haven’t faith in the proper manner, and only abuse others about it.
  • However that may have been, the young man was by no means despondent and succeeded in getting work, at first giving sixpenny lessons and afterwards getting paragraphs on street incidents into the newspapers under the signature of "Eye-Witness."
  • "Precisely so," said Smerdyakov, softly and reasonably, watching Ivan intently, however.
  • It was like a last effort of love which gave him marvelous energy; only for a little time, however, for his life was cut short immediately….
  • Remembering them, how could he be fully happy with those new ones, however dear the new ones might be?
  • I did drop some hint as to my feelings however, though I put off taking any decisive step for a time.
  • I did not know what to do and hurried to and fro undecided; we went out to the carriage, however.
  • At last, however, he began brooding over the past, and the strain of it was too much for him.
  • Treasure this ecstasy, however senseless it may seem to men.
  • In the timidity of my heart I imagine, however, that the very recognition of this impossibility would serve at last to console them.
  • He moved away quickly, however, for he felt that he too might weep looking at him.
  • They did not, however, enter the cell, but stood at the bottom of the steps, waiting to see what Father Ferapont would say or do.
  • I will not, however, omit to mention something strange, which came for a time to the surface of Alyosha’s mind at this fatal and obscure moment.
  • He did not look at Rakitin, however, but looked away to one side of him.
  • He got out of the forest somehow, however, and a vista of fields, bare after the harvest, stretched as far as the eye could see.
  • The silence of the company seemed somehow to strike him, however, and he looked round at every one with expectant eyes.
  • He agreed at once, however, on condition that Pan Vrublevsky went with them.
  • Once, however, she called him, as it were, puzzled and uneasy.
  • All were delayed, however, by the inquiry, the search, and the formalities, etc., in the house of Fyodor Pavlovitch.
  • Mitya imagined, however, that his clothes would be examined and returned to him.
  • But in some cases it is really more creditable to be carried away by an emotion, however unreasonable, which springs from a great love, than to be unmoved.
  • He grew thoughtful, however; he guessed at once that he was seriously ill, and that that was why his mother was begging him to confess and take the sacrament.
  • I heard afterwards, however, that the genuineness of the things was proved by the friends and relations of the murdered woman, and that there was no doubt about them.
  • He was extremely well-bred, however, of good family, education and feelings, and, though leading a life of pleasure, his sallies were always innocent and in good taste.
  • These excellent intentions were strengthened when he entered the Father Superior’s dining-room, though, strictly speaking, it was not a dining-room, for the Father Superior had only two rooms altogether; they were, however, much larger and more comfortable than Father Zossima’s.
  • She irritably declined to see him, however, though the unexpected visit at such an hour, of an "official living in the town," who was a total stranger, roused her feminine curiosity intensely.
  • I was prevented, however, from making her an offer at the time by my selfishness, I was loath to part with the allurements of my free and licentious bachelor life in the heyday of my youth, and with my pockets full of money.
  • It was said, however, that though Grushenka had been raised from destitution by the old man, Samsonov, she came of a respectable family belonging to the clerical class, that she was the daughter of a deacon or something of the sort.
  • There’s nothing funny in nature, however funny it may seem to man with his prejudices.
  • These exceptions, however, were few in number; only Grushenka, Alyosha and Rakitin were treated like this.
  • From one you love especially, however greatly you may have been in fault.
  • Only one thing was strange, however.
  • He was sitting in a parti-colored, wadded dressing-gown, rather dirty and frayed, however.
  • He couldn’t be calmed, however much she tried to soothe him: he kept walking about the room, speaking strangely, disconnectedly.
  • The brothers of the prisoner were, however, allowed to give evidence without taking the oath.
  • His confidence and self-reliance were unmistakable, however.
  • There was, however, an element of comedy about it, through the difference of opinion of the doctors.
  • To save the man who had deceived and insulted her and to help, in however small a degree, in saving him, by creating a strong impression in his favor.
  • Let us remember, however, that he was a father, and one of the typical fathers of to-day.
  • All this was only introductory, however, and the speech passed to more direct consideration of the case.
  • I will waive that point however.
  • Mitya’s visits, however, had not been frequent.
  • He admitted, however, that, through his passion for Grushenka and his rivalry with his father, his brother had been of late in an intolerable position.
  • Oh, that’s nothing, nothing, there’s still a whole street before him, and however many houses have been passed, he will still think there are many left.
  • He had, however, consulted the new doctor, who had been brought from Moscow by a fantastic notion of Katerina Ivanovna’s to which I have referred already.
  • Impatience and anger prompted him, however, to the most inept and incredible explanation of how he looked into his father’s window and how he respectfully withdrew.
  • She was left in poverty, cursed by her respectable family, and taken under the protection of a wealthy old man, whom she still, however, considers as her benefactor.
  • I would not, however, have dwelt on such trivial and irrelevant details, if this eccentric meeting of the young official with the by no means elderly widow had not subsequently turned out to be the foundation of the whole career of that practical and precise young man.
  • No, however cowardly he might be, if he had plotted such a crime, nothing would have induced him to tell any one about the envelope and the signals, for that was as good as betraying himself beforehand.
  • But his chief trouble, I must explain however obscurely, lay in the fact that to have that sum he knew of, to have the right to take it, he must first restore Katerina Ivanovna’s three thousand—if not, "I’m a common pickpocket, I’m a scoundrel, and I don’t want to begin a new life as a scoundrel," Mitya decided.
  • On the contrary, however bitter the moments before the looking-glass were to him, he quickly forgot them, and forgot them for a long time, "abandoning himself entirely to ideas and to real life," as he formulated it to himself.
  • I must add that he spoke Russian readily, but every phrase was formed in German style, which did not, however, trouble him, for it had always been a weakness of his to believe that he spoke Russian perfectly, better indeed than Russians.
  • He inquired, however, with surprise, why he called the peasant-trader Gorstkin, Lyagavy, and obligingly explained to Mitya that, though the man’s name really was Lyagavy, he was never called so, as he would be grievously offended at the name, and that he must be sure to call him Gorstkin, "or you’ll do nothing with him; he won’t even listen to you," said the priest in conclusion.
  • Their passions are quickly exhausted; but, by the side of a noble and lofty creature that seemingly coarse and rough man seeks a new life, seeks to correct himself, to be better, to become noble and honorable, ’sublime and beautiful,’ however much the expression has been ridiculed.
  • But having killed him, probably with one blow of the brass pestle, and having convinced himself, after careful search, that she was not there, he did not, however, forget to put his hand under the pillow and take out the envelope, the torn cover of which lies now on the table before us.
  • But however bad we may become—which God forbid—yet, when we recall how we buried Ilusha, how we loved him in his last days, and how we have been talking like friends all together, at this stone, the cruelest and most mocking of us—if we do become so—will not dare to laugh inwardly at having been kind and good at this moment!
  • ’Den Dank, Dame, begehr ich nicht,’ " he added, with a forced smile, showing, however, that he could read Schiller, and read him till he knew him by heart—which Alyosha would never have believed.
  • "I don’t withdraw my question, however.
  • "His soul was full of confusion and dread, but he managed, however, to put aside half his money and hide it somewhere—I cannot otherwise explain the disappearance of quite half of the three thousand he had just taken from his father’s pillow.
  • The walls were gay with blue paper, which was a good deal used however, and in the cracks under it cockroaches swarmed in amazing numbers, so that there was a continual rustling from them.

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