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however
used in A Room of One's Own

2 meanings, 26 uses
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1  —14 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.)
  • However, the blame for all this, if one is anxious to lay blame, rests no more upon one sex than upon the other.
    6 (43% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Here, however, I shall take the liberty to defy that convention and to tell you that the lunch on this occasion began with soles, sunk in a deep dish, over which the college cook had spread a counterpane of the whitest cream, save that it was branded here and there with brown spots like the spots on the flanks of a doe.
    1 (35% in)
  • While these things were being said, however, I became shamefacedly aware of a current setting in of its own accord and carrying everything forward to an end of its own.
    1 (74% in)
  • However, as I say, my aunt died; and whenever I change a ten-shilling note a little of that rust and corrosion is rubbed off, fear and bitterness go.
    2 (81% in)
  • In my little street, however, domesticity prevailed.
    2 (92% in)
  • The moment, however, that one tries this method with the Elizabethan woman, one branch of illumination fails; one is held up by the scarcity of facts.
    3 (21% in)
  • Soon, however, before she was out of her teens, she was to be betrothed to the son of a neighbouring wool-stapler.
    3 (40% in)
  • When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Brontë who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to.
    3 (49% in)
  • I will quote, however, Mr Oscar Browning, because Mr Oscar Browning was a great figure in Cambridge at one time, and used to examine the students at Girton and Newnham.
    3 (77% in)
  • However, by some means or other she succeeded in getting us all—Roger, Chloe, Olivia, Tony and Mr Bigham—in a canoe up the river.
    5 (13% in)
  • However, the majority of women are neither harlots nor courtesans; nor do they sit clasping pug dogs to dusty velvet all through the summer afternoon.
    5 (63% in)
  • However, it was high time to lower my eyes to the page again.
    5 (78% in)
  • However, I consoled myself with the reflection that this is perhaps a passing phase; much of what I have said in obedience to my promise to give you the course of my thoughts will seem out of date; much of what flames in my eyes will seem dubious to you who have not yet come of age.
    6 (46% in)
  • However, thanks to the toils of those obscure women in the past, of whom I wish we knew more, thanks, curiously enough to two wars, the Crimean which let Florence Nightingale out of her drawing-room, and the European War which opened the doors to the average woman some sixty years later, these evils are in the way to be bettered.
    6 (68% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in A Room of One's Own.

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2  —7 uses as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast.
    6 (72% in)
however = regardless of how
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But however small it was, it had, nevertheless, the mysterious property of its kind—put back into the mind, it became at once very exciting, and important; and as it darted and sank, and flashed hither and thither, set up such a wash and tumult of ideas that it was impossible to sit still.
    1 (12% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • There was nothing specially remarkable, however foolish, in that.
    2 (42% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • It is useless to go to the great men writers for help, however much one may go to them for pleasure.
    4 (88% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • And thus she made it impossible for me to roll out my sonorous phrases about 'elemental feelings', the 'common stuff of humanity', 'the depths of the human heart', and ail those other phrases which support us in our belief that, however clever we may be on top, we are very serious, very profound and very humane underneath.
    5 (83% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • And when a book lacks suggestive power, however hard it hits the surface of the mind it cannot penetrate within.
    6 (39% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast.
    6 (72% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in A Room of One's Own.

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?  —5 uses
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  • They wrote novels, however; one may even go further, I said, taking PRIDE AND PREJUDICE from the shelf, and say that they wrote good novels.
    4 (44% in)
  • But these monsters, however amusing to the imagination, have no existence in fact.
    3 (19% in)
  • Had Tolstoi lived at the Priory in seclusion with a married lady 'cut off from what is called the world', however edifying the moral lesson, he could scarcely, I thought, have written WAR AND PEACE.
    4 (62% in)
  • [*2] That puts the matter in a nutshell, and when I tell you, rather to your surprise, that this sentence was written not in August 1828 but in August 1928, you will agree, I think, that however delightful it is to us now, it represents a vast body of opinion—I am not going to stir those old pools; I take only what chance has floated to my feet—that was far more vigorous and far more vocal a century ago.
    4 (84% in)
  • It is—however dishonouring to us as a nation—certain that, by some fault in our commonwealth, the poor poet has not in these days, nor has had for two hundred years, a dog's chance.
    6 (65% in)

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