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Childhood's End
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  • Basically, the conflict is a religious one, however much it may be disguised.
  • They know that we represent reason and science, and however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods.

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  • However, I will try and get a statement from my-superiors— which may satisfy you and perhaps placate the Freedom League.
  • Perhaps that was the trouble: in the years of retirement, however many they might be, he would have no further goals to give any zest to life.
  • He did not believe that there was my biological form, however strange, which he could not accept Lii time and, perhaps, even find beautiful.
  • Don’t omit any derail, however trivial it seems.
  • We can, however, make this definite promise, which should give you some satisfaction.
  • However, we did get this.
  • On the whole, however, this did not annoy anyone except the scientists.
  • In this age, however, nothing could be deduced concerning the social status of the guests from their modes of transport.

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  • Besides radio waves of very high frequency, it used far infra-red-all waves, in fact, which we were sure no creature could possibly see, however weird an eye it had.
  • From as clOse as this, however, some of the illusion vanished.
  • However, it can’t possibly last.
  • This time, however, the whole gathering was polarized towards a centre of attraction.
  • However, there seemed something familiar about him, and suddenly George guessed the truth.
  • There were, however, a few exceptions.
  • However, she seemed perfectly willing to act as a recorder.
  • However, I’d like to carry out the experiment in these rather-ah— peculiar circumstances.
  • The material is so selective, however, that one cannot use it for sampling purposes.
  • However, Jan was not concerned with the mechanism of paraphysics: he was only interested in using the results.
  • In $ few days, however, he must make his choice.
  • No inspection of the whale, however close, could reveal its secret.
  • — There would, however, be a considerable change of atmospheric pressure.
  • When it came, however, it was fairly mild.
  • It was slightly disturbing, however, to discover that there was a kitchen.
  • It was another month, however, before Jean ceased to pine for the car, and discovered all the things one could do with one’s own kitchen.
  • However, the fact that such devices still existed meant that nothing could be hidden from the Overlords if they really wanted to see it.
  • It is todo something, however small it may be, better than anyone else.
  • Even before these impersonal electric minds had arrived at their conclusions, however, the Inspector had given his own recommendations.
  • However long their lives, It was hard to believe that the Overlords would willingly cut themselves off from their home for all the decades consumed on an interstellar voyage.
  • He did not, however, seem to object to the some-what challenging statements that had been thrown at him, or the criticisms of his race’s policy with regard to Earth which they implied.
  • That, however, was hardly surprising, for she had so far seen nothing of the world beyond the plastic panels of her cot, and had, as yet, very little suspicion that such a place existed.
  • It was observed, however, that after the concert Thanthalteresco sought out the three composers who had been present, and complimented them all on what he called their "great ingenuity".

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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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