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However hard he tried, he couldn’t do it.
  to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
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  • However hard he tried, he couldn’t do it.
  • However safe we make it, there will always be risk.
  • Then Mr Prodnose’s factory came out with a chewing-gum that never lost its flavour however much you chewed it.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • 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.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver

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  • Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore,
    To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:
    First, however slyly the poison tries to hide,
    You will always find some on nettle wine’s left side;
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • ’We shall always be friends with you, however nasty you are to us,’ sniffed Phyllis, wildly.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The others said he cried over it — but of course boys of ten do not cry, however terrible the tragedies may be which darken their lot.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • And they were also quite sure that he was quite sure, however little he cared to own it.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, was never able to make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a family needed.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, was never able to make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a family needed.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • ’Oh, drat charity,’ said Mrs Perks; ’nobody won’t offer you charity, Bert, however much you was to want it, I lay.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  •   ’He’s got lots of flowers of his own,’ said Peter.
      ’But it’s always nice to have them given you,’ said Bobbie, ’however many you’ve got of your own.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Great Scott! It simply wouldn’t do!
    However long this pig might live,
    We’re positive he’d never give
    Even the smallest bit of fun
    Or happiness to anyone.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • However nice the person who is teaching you may be, lessons are lessons all the world over, and at their best are worse fun than peeling potatoes or lighting a fire.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
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