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‘However’ as an adverb

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


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

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


“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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“Mr Wickham is by no means a respectable young man.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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