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however
used in Main Street

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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.)
  • This motto, however, they did not commend to farmer customers who had had crop failures.
    Chapter 9 (17% 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 Main Street.

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  • She could rebel against the town's prying now that she had something, however indistinct, for which to rebel.
    Chapter 30 (45% in)
  • However charitable toward the Lower Classes she may have thought herself, Carol had been reared to assume that servants belong to a distinct and inferior species.
    Chapter 9 (88% in)
  • However inadequate the rest of the house, he had seen to it that the fundamental cellar should be large and clean, the square pillars whitewashed, and the bins for coal and potatoes and trunks convenient.
    Chapter 34 (87% in)
  • However impatient he may have been with her blandness he said readily: "Yes, guess I better do that.
    Chapter 38 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Main Street.

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