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however
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

12 uses
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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.)
  • ...he had a naturally tranquil disposition and a slow fuse. At the time, however, I thought the only explanation for what he did was that for a few minutes he simply went mad.
    p. 136.9
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  •   "There goes the meanest man ever God blew breath into," murmured Calpurnia, and she spat meditatively into the yard.
      ...
      Mr. Nathan would speak to us, however, when we said good morning, and sometimes we saw him coming from town with a magazine in his hand.
    p. 15.8
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • ...to my relief we slowed down the game for a while. He still maintained, however, that Atticus hadn't said we couldn't, therefore we could;
    p. 55.1
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Miss Caroline's progress next door could be estimated by the frequency of laughter; however, the usual crew had flunked the first grade again, and were helpful in keeping order.
    p. 77.5
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Atticus was feeble ... With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to:
    p. 118.9
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • "Yes sir," I said, not understanding a word he said. I had an idea, however, that Aunt Alexandra's appearance on the scene was not so much Atticus's doing as hers.
    p. 171.7
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • But for the south porch, the Maycomb County courthouse was early Victorian, presenting an unoffensive vista when seen from the north. From the other side, however, Greek revival columns clashed with a big nineteenth-century clock tower housing a rusty unreliable instrument, a view indicating a people determined to preserve every physical scrap of the past.
    p. 217.2
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • We acquired no traumas from watching our father win or lose. ... We could tell, however, when debate became more acrimonious than professional, but this was from watching lawyers other than our father.
    p. 229.9
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  •   "I wish Bob Ewell wouldn't chew tobacco," was all Atticus said about it.
      According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, however, Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him.
    p. 291.1
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  •   Mr. Merriweather, a faithful Methodist under duress, apparently saw nothing personal in singing, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me..."
      It was the general opinion of Maycomb, however, that Mrs. Merriweather had sobered him up and made a reasonably useful citizen of him.
    p. 308.7
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  •   Jem considered himself too old for Halloween anyway; he said he wouldn't be caught anywhere near the high school at something like that.
      ...
      I soon learned, however, that my services would be required on stage that evening.
    p. 338.6
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  •   "Go to bed, Scout. You've had a long day."
      "Well, I think I'll stay with you for a while."
      "Suit yourself," said Atticus. It must have been after midnight, and I was puzzled by his amiable acquiescence. He was shrewder than I, however: the moment I sat down I began to feel sleepy.
    p. 375.3
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
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