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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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as in: However much she tried... Define
to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
  • Then Mr Prodnose’s factory came out with a chewing-gum that never lost its flavour however much you chewed it.
  • But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.

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  • But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, was never able to make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a family needed.
  • But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, was never able to make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a family needed.
  • Great Scott! It simply wouldn’t do!
    However long this pig might live,
    We’re positive he’d never give
    Even the smallest bit of fun
    Or happiness to anyone.

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  • However hard he tried, he couldn’t do it.
  • However safe we make it, there will always be risk.

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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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