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however
used in The Time Machine

2 meanings, 16 uses
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1  —9 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.)
  • The laboratory, however, was empty.
    Chapter 12 (70% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermittently in one direction along the latter from the beginning to the end of our lives.'
    Chapter 1 (13% in)
  • 'However, I am telling you of my fruit dinner in the distant future now.
    Chapter 4 (36% in)
  • However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat."
    Chapter 4 (40% in)
  • I was careful, however, to show no concern and to abstain from any pursuit of them, and in the course of a day or two things got back to the old footing.
    Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • In that, however, I was wrong.
    Chapter 5 (51% in)
  • At last, however, I got over the well-mouth somehow, and staggered out of the ruin into the blinding sunlight.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • I found no explosives, however, nor any means of breaking down the bronze doors.
    Chapter 8 (78% in)
  • I could not carry both, however, and my bar of iron promised best against the bronze gates.
    Chapter 8 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Time Machine.

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2  —1 use as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear.
    Chapter 7 (92% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Time Machine.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Apparently as time went on, the feeding of the Under-world, however it was effected, had become disjointed.
    Chapter 10 (38% in)
  • It appears incredible to me that any kind of trick, however subtly conceived and however adroitly done, could have been played upon us under these conditions.
    Chapter 1 (64% in)
  • It appears incredible to me that any kind of trick, however subtly conceived and however adroitly done, could have been played upon us under these conditions.
    Chapter 1 (64% in)
  • 'Still, however helpless the little people in the presence of their mysterious Fear, I was differently constituted.
    Chapter 7 (22% in)
  • All the old constellations had gone from the sky, however: that slow movement which is imperceptible in a hundred human lifetimes, had long since rearranged them in unfamiliar groupings.
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • The Under-world being in contact with machinery, which, however perfect, still needs some little thought outside habit, had probably retained perforce rather more initiative, if less of every other human character, than the Upper.
    Chapter 10 (41% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in The Time Machine.

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