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however
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The Giver
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as in: However much she tried... Define
to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
  • It must be a unanimous choice of the Committee. They can have no doubts, however fleeting. If, during the process, an Elder reports a dream of uncertainty, that dream has the power to set a candidate aside instantly.
    p.62.1

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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.)
  • The exemption from rudeness startled him. Reading it again, however, he realized that it didn’t compel him to be rude; it simply allowed him the option.
    p.69.3

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  • Most college application deadlines are in January and February. However, early admission deadlines are around November and some scholarships require even earlier deadlines.
  • I hope to take the ACT just once. However, I will take it early, so there is time to study and take it again if my scores aren’t high enough.

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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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