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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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  • His jet-black hair, however, was just as it always had been — stubbornly untidy, whatever he did to it.
  • Compared to the man on the television, however, whose gaunt face was surrounded by a matted, elbow-length tangle, Harry felt very well groomed indeed.

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  • The most they could do, however, was to lock away Harry’s spellbooks, wand, cauldron, and broomstick at the start of the summer break, and forbid him to talk to the neighbors.
  • There were, however, things that Harry needed to buy.
  • Now that Scabbers was out of sight, however, the cat was purring contentedly in Hermione’s arms.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione, however, were eager for it to finish so that they could talk to Hagrid.
  • Not everyone was convinced, however.
  • However, Hagrid strolled off around the edge of the trees, and five minutes later, they found themselves outside a kind of paddock.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione, however, approached the fence cautiously.
  • However, Peeves paid no attention to Professor Lupin’s words, except to blow a loud wet raspberry.

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  • Professor Lupin, however, looked thoughtful.
  • Harry, however, wasn’t feeling cheerful.
  • At the start of October, however, Harry had something else to occupy him, something so enjoyable it more than made up for his unsatisfactory classes.
  • He was distracted, however, by a disturbance at the front of the line.
  • However, I am delighted to say that his place will be filled by none other than Rubeus Hagrid, who has agreed to take on this teaching job in addition to his gamekeeping duties.
  • Sir Cadogan, however, was the least of Harry’s worries.
  • Ron, however, cleared his throat significantly, and pointed to a notice pasted on the inside of the sweetshop door.
  • However, we must register our concern about the hippogriff in question.
  • Professor Trelawney, however, did not sit down; her enormous eyes had been roving around the table, and she suddenly uttered a kind of soft scream.
  • Ron, however, rounded on Hermione.
  • Two seconds later, however, he was interrupted again, this time by Wood.
  • None of these punishments, however, came close to matching the one his grandmother had in store for him.
  • Snape, however, remained, standing.
  • I am, however, astounded that you didn’t hand it in.
  • The fact remained, however, that it had now appeared twice, and both appearances had been followed by near-fatal accidents; the first time, he had nearly been run over by the Knight Bus; the second, fallen fifty feet from his broomstick.
  • She continued, however, as though she had not.
  • One hopes, however, that one might have mistaken the Signs….
  • Harry, however, thought Lee had a point.
  • Over in the corner, however, sat Ron and Hermione.
  • Hermione gasped in a petrified whisper; Ron, however, spoke to Black.
  • Before the Wolfsbane Potion was discovered, however, I became a fully fledged monster once a month.
  • Hermione, however, took an uncertain step toward Snape and said, in a very breathless voice, "Professor Snape — it it wouldn’t hurt to hear what they’ve got to say, w — would it?"
  • Neither Ron nor Hermione felt like going, however, so they and Harry wandered onto the grounds, still talking about the extraordinary events of the previous night and wondering where Sirius and Buckbeak were now.
  • Percy, however, held out his hand solemnly as though he and Harry had never met and said, "Harry.
  • Threequarters of the crowd was wearing scarlet rosettes, waving scarlet flags with the Gryffindor lion upon them, or brandishing banners with slogans like "GO GRYFFINDOR!" and "LIONS FOR THE CUK’ Behind the Slytherin goal posts, however, two hundred people were wearing green; the silver serpent of Slytherin glittered on their flags, and Professor Snape sat in the very front row, wearing green like everyone else, and a very grim smile.

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despite that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include in spite of that, nevertheless, nonetheless, and on the other hand.)
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to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
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in whatever way
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