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however
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 meanings, 17 uses
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1  —15 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.)
  • It would be complete, however, as soon as the messenger dispatched with the great news to the cave should get the word to her husband.
    Chapter 32 (32% in)
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • However, they worried through, and each got his reward—in small blue tickets, each with a passage of Scripture on it; each blue ticket was pay for two verses of the recitation.
    Chapter 4 (36% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse. However, this time he was really interested for a little while.
    Chapter 5 (59% in)
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • However, it seemed well worth while to chance it, so he fell to groaning with considerable spirit.
    Chapter 6 (7% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, even inquests went out of vogue at last, and ceased to torture Tom's conscience.
    Chapter 11 (89% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, he reached the shore finally, and drifted along till he found a low place and drew himself out.
    Chapter 15 (4% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, one by one they straggled in at last and took shelter under the tent, cold, scared, and streaming with water; but to have company in misery seemed something to be grateful for.
    Chapter 16 (72% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, there was no other way; so with such show of cheerfulness as they could muster they called for the pipe and took their whiff as it passed, in due form.
    Chapter 16 (95% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Before she was half way home, however, she had changed her mind.
    Chapter 18 (98% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • After a few moments, however, the boy got a little of his strength back, and managed to put enough of it into his voice to make part of the house hear: "In the graveyard!"
    Chapter 23 (84% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • The thing failed this time, however, so the boys shouldered their tools and went away feeling that they had not trifled with fortune, but had fulfilled all the requirements that belong to the business of treasure-hunting.
    Chapter 26 (20% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, this sort of close to the day's adventures was romantic and therefore satisfactory.
    Chapter 29 (46% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Their speed was slow, however, because pitfalls were somewhat common, and had to be guarded against.
    Chapter 31 (79% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Nobody suffered half as much as the two boys did, however.
    Chapter 33 (97% in)
  • However, the widow made a pretty fair show of astonishment, and heaped so many compliments and so much gratitude upon Huck that he almost forgot the nearly intolerable discomfort of his new clothes in the entirely intolerable discomfort of being set up as a target for everybody's gaze and everybody's laudations.
    Chapter 34 (56% in)
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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2  —1 use as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • He had only thought it was not the treasure, however—he had not known that it wasn't—and so the suggestion of a captured bundle was too much for his self-possession.
    Chapter 30 (51% in)
however = in whatever way
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Tom was a free boy again, however —there was something in that.
    Chapter 22 (28% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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