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however
used in Leaves of Grass

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However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • In that thou wouldst not really sell thyself however great the price,
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (89% in)
however = regardless of how
  •   Allons! we must not stop here,
      However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,
      However shelter'd this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,
      However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (51% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   Allons! we must not stop here,
      However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,
      However shelter'd this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,
      However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (51% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   Allons! we must not stop here,
      However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,
      However shelter'd this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,
      However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (52% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   Allons! we must not stop here,
      However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,
      However shelter'd this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,
      However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (52% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   Allons! we must not stop here,
      However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,
      However shelter'd this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,
      However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (52% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   To see nothing anywhere but what you may reach it and pass it,
      To conceive no time, however distant, but what you may reach it and pass it,
      To look up or down no road but it stretches and waits for you, however long but it stretches and waits for you,
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (73% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • ...them in the start of superior journeys, To see nothing anywhere but what you may reach it and pass it, To conceive no time, however distant, but what you may reach it and pass it, To look up or down no road but it stretches and waits for you, however long but it stretches and waits for you, To see no being, not God's or any, but you also go thither, To see no possession but you may possess it, enjoying all without labor or purchase, abstracting the feast yet not abstracting one...
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (74% in)
  •   A vast similitude interlocks all,
      All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets,
      All distances of place however wide,
      All distances of time, all inanimate forms,
    Book 19 — SEA-DRIFT (84% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   While Nature, sovereign of this gnarl'd realm,
      Lurking in hidden barbaric grim recesses,
      Acknowledging rapport however far remov'd,
      (As some old root or soil of earth its last-born flower or fruit,)
      Listens well pleas'd.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (98% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  •   It is the central urge in every atom,
      (Often unconscious, often evil, downfallen,)
      To return to its divine source and origin, however distant,
      Latent the same in subject and in object, without one exception.
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (90% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Leaves of Grass.

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  • ...to another State, And I will make a song that there shall be comity by day and by night between all the States, and between any two of them, And I will make a song for the ears of the President, full of weapons with menacing points, And behind the weapons countless dissatisfied faces; And a song make I of the One form'd out of all, The fang'd and glittering One whose head is over all, Resolute warlike One including and over all, (However high the head of any else that head is over all.
    Book 2 — Starting from Paumanok (26% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Leaves of Grass.

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