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Franny and Zooey
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  • We will, however, leave this Buddy Glass in the third person from here on in.
  • The remaining five, however, the senior five, will be stalking in and out of the plot with considerable frequency, like so many Banquo’s ghosts.

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  • Mrs. Glass, however, didn’t choose to reply.
  • This time, it caught Zooey very much off guard, however.
  • She didn’t stay for the tying of the lace, however.
  • Sunshine, however, was perhaps most particularly unkind to the carpet.
  • "If anybody else mentions chicken soup to me just once more—" Zooey’s attention, however, had been diverted.
  • Her lips, however, were still silently forming words.
  • Her right hand, however, on the coverlet, was not merely closed but shut tight; the fingers were clenched, the thumb tucked in—it was as though, at twenty, she had checked back into the mute, fisty defenses of the nursery.
  • However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them; however inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them; however immeasurable the Dharmas are, I vow to master them; however incomparable the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it.’

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  • However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them; however inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them; however immeasurable the Dharmas are, I vow to master them; however incomparable the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it.’
  • However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them; however inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them; however immeasurable the Dharmas are, I vow to master them; however incomparable the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it.’
  • However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them; however inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them; however immeasurable the Dharmas are, I vow to master them; however incomparable the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it.’
  • It was his cigar hand, however, and he hesitated a second too long.
  • The color of his pallor, however, was a curiously basic white—unmixed, that is, with the greens and yellows of guilt or abject contrition.
  • There was, however, a slight but fairly distinct change in his appearance.
  • The instant, however, that Franny was out of sight, she turned her attention to the couch.
  • However, she puffed nervously on her cigarette and, rather bravely, picked up the phone.
  • However, no sooner was he stretched out than he sat bolt upright, his head and shoulders suddenly propelled into view, with somewhat the macabre-comic effect of a corpse falling out of a closet.
  • (Her married daughter, Boo Boo, had intimated that it might have to be given a coup de grace with a blunt instrument before it was laid away in a wastebasket.) However Oriental the wrapper had originally been designed to look, it didn’t detract an iota from the single, impactful impression that Mrs. Glass, chez elle, made on a certain type of observer.
  • However, she was almost immediately back on the defensive: "What’s the matter with that title?

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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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