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Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘However’.


“A new hat, is, however, essential. Mine has a six-inch hole in it.”

From ‘Psmith, Journalist’, by P.G. Wodehouse.


However, except for a large lump on his forehead, he was none the worse.

From ‘Just William’, by Richmal Crompton.


“There’s something about Christmas that makes you want to be good — however little you wish it at other times.”

From ‘The Phoenix and the Carpet’, by Edith Nesbit.

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His depression she ascribed to the fact that he had seen Katharine and parted from her.

From ‘Night and Day’, by Virginia Woolf.

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