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however
used in Of Human Bondage

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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.)
  • His chief amusement in it, however, was that it showed the beauty of his graceful hands, of which he was excessively proud.
    119-120 — Chapters 119-120 (11% in)
  • Soon, however, there could be no doubt that there was something between the pair, and other people in the Frau Professor's house saw them lurking in dark places.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (39% in)
  • In a day or two the answer came back that he had not a vacancy, and was very much opposed to the whole scheme; the profession was greatly overcrowded, and without capital or connections a man had small chance of becoming more than a managing clerk; he suggested, however, that Philip should become a chartered accountant.
    33-34 — Chapters 33-34 (28% in)
  • Miss Wilkinson, however, did not write again; nor did she, as he absurdly feared, suddenly appear in Paris to make him ridiculous before his friends.
    43-44 — Chapters 43-44 (95% in)
  • He had been on the staff of an English paper in Paris, but had been dismissed for drunkenness; he still however did odd jobs for it, describing sales at the Hotel Drouot or the revues at music-halls.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (9% in)
  • It was only a viva, however, and he felt sure that in a fortnight he could find out enough about the subject to scrape through.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (4% in)
  • But he finished philosophically enough: "However, I got four portraits out of her, and I'm not sure if the last I was working on would ever have been a success.'
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (23% in)
  • At last, however, the clock struck six, and Kingsford got up.
    79-80 — Chapters 79-80 (40% in)

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