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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.
  • Most college application deadlines are in January and February. Early admission deadlines, however, are around November, and some scholarships require even earlier deadlines.
  • 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.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver

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  • "The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you’ll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • ’Perhaps the old gentleman won’t notice,’ said Bobbie. ’The aged are often weak in the eyes.’ There was no sign of weakness, however, in the eyes, or in any other part of the old gentleman, as he stepped from the train and looked up and down the platform.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • It was plain that whatever "everyone" was saying, she was not going to believe it until Dumbledore told her it was true. Dumbledore, however, was choosing another lemon drop and did not answer.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • He didn’t see the owls swooping past in broad daylight, though people down in the street did; they pointed and gazed open— mouthed as owl after owl sped overhead. ...  Mr. Dursley, however, had a perfectly normal, owl-free morning.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  •   ’If you’re cold, go and have a good romp in the attic. That’ll warm you.’
      ...
      Peter did not answer. He shrugged his shoulders. He was thinking. Thought, however, could not long keep itself from the suitable furnishing of a bandit’s lair in the attic.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • A few people laughed; Harry caught Seamus’s eye, and Seamus winked. Snape, however, was not pleased.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • "Percy!" hissed Ron, pulling Harry behind a large stone griffin. Peering around it, however, they saw not Percy but Snape.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Ron’s set was very old and battered. ... However, old chessmen weren’t a drawback at all.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • The common room was packed and noisy. Everyone was eating the food that had been sent up. Hermione, however, stood alone by the door, waiting for them.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Hedwig hadn’t brought Harry anything so far. ... This morning, however, she fluttered down between the marmalade and the sugar bowl and dropped a note onto Harry’s plate.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry’s partner was Seamus Finnigan (which was a relief, because Neville had been trying to catch his eye). Ron, however, was to be working with Hermione Granger.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Red card!" said Dean furiously. "In soccer you get shown the red card and you’re out of the game!"
    "But this isn’t soccer, Dean," Ron reminded him.
    Hagrid, however, was on Dean’s side.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Then another day when the children thought they would like to fish in the canal, a boy in a barge threw lumps of coal at them.... On the bridge, however, Roberta felt quite safe, because she could look down on the canal, and if any boy showed signs of meaning to throw coal, she could duck behind the parapet.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • It shows us what we want… whatever we want…. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Can I ask you something?"
    "Obviously, you’ve just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may ask me one more thing, however."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Yes, Yes, well done, Slytherin," said Dumbledore. "However, recent events must be taken into account."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • On Christmas Eve, Harry went to bed looking forward to the next day for the food and the fun, but not expecting any presents at all. When he woke early in the morning, however, the first thing he saw was a small pile of packages at the foot of his bed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Once, Aunt Petunia, tired of Harry coming back from the barbers looking as though he hadn’t been at all, had taken a pair of kitchen scissors and cut his hair so short he was almost bald except for his bangs, which she left "to hide that horrible scar." ... Next morning, however, he had gotten up to find his hair exactly as it had been before Aunt Petunia had sheared it off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Snape was sweeping about in his usual bad temper, which surely meant that the Stone was still safe. ... Hermione, however, had more on her mind than the Sorcerer’s Stone.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "I’ll show them… it’ll really wipe the smiles off their faces if we win." ... As the match drew nearer, however, Harry became more and more nervous, whatever he told Ron and Hermione.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "So you mean the Stone’s only safe as long as Quirrell stands up to Snape?" said Hermione in alarm.
    "It’ll be gone by next Tuesday," said Ron.
    Quirrell, however, must have been braver than they’d thought.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you. Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it might not be very hygienic, and confiscated it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • They made their way through the trees in silence for so long that Harry thought Firenze didn’t want to talk to him anymore. They were passing through a particularly dense patch of trees, however, when Firenze suddenly stopped. "Harry Potter, do you know what unicorn blood is used for?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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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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