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however
used in Misery

3 meanings, 21 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.)
  • One, however, should be enough.
    Part 3 — Paul (86% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Soon enough, however, he was looking at the typewriter again with avid repulsed fascination, not even aware of just when his gaze had shifted.
    Part 1 — Annie (65% in)
  • Mrs. Ramage suddenly remembered something she had left undone in the parlor and left them together — she went, however, with a smile co her face.
    Part 2 — Misery (2% in)
  • His face, however, was pale and serious , very much the face of a conscientious student.
    Part 2 — Misery (6% in)
  • Now, however, the sun was out again and the sky was brilliant once more.
    Part 2 — Misery (11% in)
  • When one woke, however, the tide began to go out and soon the rock was visible again, a barnacle-encrusted thing of inarguable reality, a thing which would be there forever, or until God chose to wash it away.
    Part 2 — Misery (20% in)
  • Shinny had seemed completely distracted, however.
    Part 2 — Misery (24% in)
  • In his current situation, however, such niceties hardly seemed worth examination.
    Part 2 — Misery (63% in)
  • It would be precious little consolation to him, however, if Annie were to be finally brought to bay for the murder of Paul Sheldon.
    Part 2 — Misery (68% in)
  • In real life, however, the arcane had a way of losing its power.
    Part 2 — Misery (81% in)
  • In real life, however, it simply did not make it.
    Part 2 — Misery (82% in)
  • The realization had not helped, however, and this had caused him to wonder if perhaps Gary Ruddman hadn't been a lot more serious about Van der Valk than Paul had given him credit for at the time.
    Part 3 — Paul (21% in)
  • Paul, however, plowed ahead with undimmed enthusiasm.
    Part 3 — Paul (82% in)
  • With insanity, however, there was no arguing.
    Part 3 — Paul (84% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Misery.

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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 many times you think, Annie, that's how many times I was out.
    Part 2 — Misery (96% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Misery.

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3  —2 uses as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • Annie did not spend the time before it did with Paul, however; she wanted to re-glaze his bedroom window, and pick up the paper-clips and broken glass scattered on the lawn.
    Part 3 — Paul (53% in)
  • He saw her slip the hypo into the pocket of her skirt and then she sat down on the bed .... not where she usually sat, however; she sat on its foot and for a moment he saw only her solid, impervious back as she bent over, as if to check on something.
    Part 2 — Misery (84% in)

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?  —4 uses
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  • The invitation (however parenthetically made) to call her 'Virginia' had been withdrawn.
    Part 3 — Paul (24% in)
  • He had remained true enough to himself for art to imitate life however feebly , to the very end of Misery's hackneyed adventures.
    Part 1 — Annie (35% in)
  • Annie Wilkes's house was in that circle, and the Roydmans', and downtown Sidewinder, however pitifully small that might be...... And my car.
    Part 1 — Annie (51% in)
  • The possibility Colter had raised, however faint, was too hideous to merit much in the way of consideration.
    Part 2 — Misery (26% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Misery.

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