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however
used in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
However, complications may...
Definition
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on idea 1 we might not expect idea 2, but this is a way of saying that even though idea 1 exists, we still have idea 2.  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
  • It wasn't a very good excuse, however, for deep down inside him he really knew that the White Witch was bad and cruel.
    Chapter 9 -- In the Witch's House (17% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • If there really is a door in this house that leads to some other world (and I should warn you that this is a very strange house, and even I know very little about it) — if, I say, she had got into another world, I should not be at a surprised to find that the other world had a separate time of its own; so that however long you stay there it would never take up any of our time.
    Chapter 5 -- Back on This Side of the Door (64% in)

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3  —1 use as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • And however the dwarf whipped the poor reindeer the sledge went slower and slower.
    Chapter 11 -- Aslan is Nearer (58% in)

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