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however
used in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

20 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.)
  • 'Cheshire Puss,' she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.
    CHAPTER 6 -- Pig and Pepper (74% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • However, on the second time round, she came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it was a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!
    CHAPTER 1 -- Down the Rabbit-Hole (55% in)
  • However, this bottle was NOT marked 'poison,' so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.
    CHAPTER 1 -- Down the Rabbit-Hole (73% in)
  • First, however, she waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further: she felt a little nervous about this; 'for it might end, you know,' said Alice to herself, 'in my going out altogether, like a candle.
    CHAPTER 1 -- Down the Rabbit-Hole (78% in)
  • However, the Multiplication Table doesn't signify: let's try Geography.
    CHAPTER 2 -- The Pool of Tears (33% in)
  • However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.
    CHAPTER 2 -- The Pool of Tears (60% in)
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • However, everything is queer to-day.
    CHAPTER 2 -- The Pool of Tears (63% in)
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out 'The race is over!' and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, 'But who has won?'
    CHAPTER 3 -- A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale (41% in)
  • However, it was over at last, and they sat down again in a ring, and begged the Mouse to tell them something more.
    CHAPTER 3 -- A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale (61% in)
  • In a little while, however, she again heard a little pattering of footsteps in the distance, and she looked up eagerly, half hoping that the Mouse had changed his mind, and was coming back to finish his story.
    CHAPTER 3 -- A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale (98% in)
  • However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand.
    CHAPTER 5 -- Advice from a Caterpillar (52% in)
  • However, I've got back to my right size: the next thing is, to get into that beautiful garden—how IS that to be done, I wonder?'
    CHAPTER 5 -- Advice from a Caterpillar (96% in)
  • Alice didn't think that proved it at all; however, she went on 'And how do you know that you're mad?'
    CHAPTER 6 -- Pig and Pepper (82% in)
  • However, he consented to go on.
    CHAPTER 7 -- A Mad Tea-Party (75% in)
  • 'Get to your places!' shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the game began.
    CHAPTER 8 -- The Queen's Croquet-Ground (49% in)
  • 'I don't like the look of it at all,' said the King: 'however, it may kiss my hand if it likes.'
    CHAPTER 8 -- The Queen's Croquet-Ground (76% in)
  • However, she did not like to be rude, so she bore it as well as she could.
    CHAPTER 9 -- The Mock Turtle's Story (13% in)
  • The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen's absence, and were resting in the shade: however, the moment they saw her, they hurried back to the game, the Queen merely remarking that a moment's delay would cost them their lives.
    CHAPTER 9 -- The Mock Turtle's Story (42% in)
  • However, she got up, and began to repeat it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:— "Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare, "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
    CHAPTER 10 -- The Lobster Quadrille (67% in)
  • However, 'jury-men' would have done just as well.
    CHAPTER 11 -- Who Stole the Tarts? (16% in)

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