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however
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

2 meanings, 35 uses
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1  —29 uses 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.)
  • So excited and alarmed was he that I was compelled to go down to the spot where the animal had been and look around for it. It was gone, however, and the incident appeared to make the worst impression upon his mind.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (89% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (64% in)
  • It has, however, one obvious disadvantage.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (83% in)
  • The ring at the bell proved to be something even more satisfactory than an answer, however, for the door opened and a rough-looking fellow entered who was evidently the man himself.
    Chapter 5 — Three Broken Threads (72% in)
  • However, if it suits you, we will retire early to-night, and perhaps things may seem more cheerful in the morning.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (93% in)
  • Inside, however, there were large rooms furnished with an elegance in which I seemed to recognize the taste of the lady.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (76% in)
  • However, the fates were against us.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (79% in)
  • It seems, however, that there must have been some short cut for those who knew it, for before I had reached the road I was astounded to see Miss Stapleton sitting upon a rock by the side of the track.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (87% in)
  • All this, however, is foreign to the mission on which you sent me and will probably be very uninteresting to your severely practical mind.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (11% in)
  • However, our conjectures were set at rest by a visit from Stapleton himself that very afternoon.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (37% in)
  • However, the man is fortunately rather deaf, and he was entirely preoccupied in that which he was doing.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (50% in)
  • Now, however, I have arrived at a point in my narrative where I am compelled to abandon this method and to trust once more to my recollections, aided by the diary which I kept at the time.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (1% in)
  • At breakfast, however, I informed him about my discovery, and asked him whether he would care to accompany me to Coombe Tracey.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (5% in)
  • Her face fell, however, when she saw that I was a stranger, and she sat down again and asked me the object of my visit.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (8% in)
  • There was no trace, however, of anything of the kind, nor could I discover any sign which might indicate the character or intentions of the man who lived in this singular place, save that he must be of Spartan habits and cared little for the comforts of life.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (92% in)
  • He did raise his eyebrows, however, when he found that my friend had neither any luggage nor any explanations for its absence.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (16% in)
  • Send back your trap, however, and let them know that you intend to walk home.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (61% in)
  • It had not crossed my mind, however, that he would wish me to go with him, nor could I understand how we could both be absent at a moment which he himself declared to be critical.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (65% in)
  • There was nothing for it, however, but implicit obedience; so we bade good-bye to our rueful friend, and a couple of hours afterwards we were at the station of Coombe Tracey and had dispatched the trap upon its return journey.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (66% in)
  • The result, however, was very trying for those who were acting as his agents and assistants.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (2% in)
  • He did not pause, however, but bounded onward.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (42% in)
  • On the upper floor, however, one of the bedroom doors was locked.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (60% in)
  • Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer were, however, in London, on their way to that long voyage which had been recommended for the restoration of his shattered nerves.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (5% in)
  • So far as the case of the Hound goes, however, I will give you the course of events as nearly as I can, and you will suggest anything which I may have forgotten.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (12% in)
  • Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (17% in)
  • However, both of them were under his influence, and he had nothing to fear from them.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (44% in)
  • By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (53% in)
  • It was evident, however, that I could not do this if I were with you, since he would be keenly on his guard.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (70% in)
  • On the day of the crisis, however, his wife turned suddenly against him.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (87% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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2  —5 uses as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • "Exactly," said Holmes, "however foolish the incident may seem."
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (49% in)
however = regardless of how
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His heart was, I knew, affected, and the constant anxiety in which he lived, however chimerical the cause of it might be, was evidently having a serious effect upon his health.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (92% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • Anything which may seem to have a bearing however indirect upon the case, and especially the relations between young Baskerville and his neighbours or any fresh particulars concerning the death of Sir Charles.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (3% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • So I reasoned with myself in the morning, and I tell you the direction of my suspicions, however much the result may have shown that they were unfounded.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (6% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • On the other hand, if I should find the hut and its tenant should not be within it I must remain there, however long the vigil, until he returned.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (47% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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  • There is one very singular thing, however: How came Selden, in the darkness, to know that the hound was on his trail?
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (79% in)

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