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The Hobbit
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  • It does not, however, concern the present story, and those who in this edition make their first acquaintance with hobbit-lore need not troupe about it.
  • The Map, however, is not in error.

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  • He had a horrible thought that the cakes might run short, and then he-as the host: he knew his duty and stuck to it however painful-he might have to go without.
  • In the meanwhile, however, Bullroarer’s gentler descendant was reviving in the drawing-room.
  • I had not gone very far, however, when I met a couple of friends of mine from Rivendell.
  • Just now however the prisoners were thinking only of themselves.
  • Bilbo was on the lockout, however, caught the rope, and with a piece of stick fended off the little black boat as it came rushing across the stream.
  • Before they could shout in praise of the shot, however, a dreadful wail from Bilbo put all thoughts of venison out of their minds.
  • Bilbo, however, soon slipped away to a different place.
  • Bilbo, however, did not feel nearly so hopeful as they did.

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  • Others were of different mind, however, and quickly the matter was settled without him.
  • Soon however he made up his mind that he could not be mistaken, and he came to the door and had a long whispered talk with the hobbit on the other side.
  • If these had not become all too light in the last few days, they would never have managed it; but a slumbering and smiling Bombur was a poor exchange for packs filled with food however heavy.
  • Fili and Kili, however, who were young (for dwarves) and had also been packed more neatly with plenty of straw into smaller casks, came out more or less smiling, with only a bruise or two and a stiffness that soon wore off.
  • However you don’t know Thorin Oakenshield as well as I do now.
  • That, however, was a little delayed, so in the meantime I will tell something of events.
  • After a while, however, the river took a more southerly course and the Mountain receded again, and at last, late in the day the shores grew rocky, the river gathered all its wandering waters together into a deep and rapid flood, and they swept along at great speed.

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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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