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however
used in Anne Of Green Gables

2 meanings, 18 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.)
  • He was in waiting for them, with the team, however, when it was all over, and the three girls came merrily out into the calm, white moonshine radiance.
    Chapter 33 — The Hotel Concert (83% 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)
  • Matthew, however, was spared the ordeal of speaking first, for as soon as she concluded that he was coming to her she stood up, grasping with one thin brown hand the handle of a shabby, old-fashioned carpet-bag; the other she held out to him.
    Chapter 2 — Matthew Cuthbert is surprised (18% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • As a matter of fact, however, she had forgotten to turn back the bedclothes.
    Chapter 4 — Morning at Green Gables (38% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Marilla Makes Up Her Mind Get there they did, however, in due season.
    Chapter 6 — Marilla Makes Up Her Mind (1% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, I'll do my very best.
    Chapter 8 — Anne's Bringing-up Is Begun (13% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • The latter, however, were supplied before Anne reached the main road, for being confronted halfway down the lane with a golden frenzy of wind-stirred buttercups and a glory of wild roses, Anne promptly and liberally garlanded her hat with a heavy wreath of them.
    Chapter 11 — Anne's Impressions of Sunday-School (38% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Things went better than Marilla feared, however.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (16% in)
  • As much as she hated Gilbert, however, did she love Diana, with all the love of her passionate little heart, equally intense in its likes and dislikes.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (95% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Later on, however, he expressed them to Mr. and Mrs. Barry.
    Chapter 18 — Anne to the Rescue (61% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Anne's consequent humiliation was less than it might have been, however, in view of the concert and the spare-room bed.
    Chapter 19 — A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession (30% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, I suppose I shall just have to trust to Providence and be careful to put in the flour.
    Chapter 21 — A New Departure in Flavorings (58% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • The cake did rise, however, and came out of the oven as light and feathery as golden foam.
    Chapter 21 — A New Departure in Flavorings (67% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Mrs. Allan took a mouthful of hers and a most peculiar expression crossed her face; not a word did she say, however, but steadily ate away at it.
    Chapter 21 — A New Departure in Flavorings (79% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Eventually, however, Avonlea school slipped back into its old groove and took up its old interests.
    Chapter 26 — The Story Club Is Formed (9% in)
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Anne's clipped head made a sensation in school on the following Monday, but to her relief nobody guessed the real reason for it, not even Josie Pye, who, however, did not fail to inform Anne that she looked like a perfect scarecrow.
    Chapter 27 — Vanity and Vexation of Spirit (89% 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 Anne Of Green Gables.

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2  —1 use as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • Oh, Anne, it was Aunt Josephine, however she came to be there.
    Chapter 19 — A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession (56% in)
however = in whatever way
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  • The peddler had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn't wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other respects.
    Chapter 27 — Vanity and Vexation of Spirit (70% in)
  • Anne could run like a deer, however; run she did with the impish result that she overtook the boys at the door and was swept into the schoolhouse among them just as Mr. Phillips was in the act of hanging up his hat.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (64% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Anne Of Green Gables.

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