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however
used in Rose Red

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —9 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, in a keen search of the hallway there, I found a panel that when pressed upon with both hands sprang open far enough to admit a person.
    8 — 1917 (46% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The event of the day, to which I wish to address myself, however, was one of horrific consequences, something no person, certainly not a woman such as myself, should ever have to endure.
    2 — 1907 (25% in)
  • However, I must tell you, Dear Diary, that on no terms would I have wished to be employed by Mr. Williamson on this day.
    2 — 1907 (26% in)
  • His recovery, however, appears to have gone much more quickly than my own, for he has returned to hunt and safari these last three weeks while I lay here in my tent.
    3 — 1908 (26% in)
  • Now, however, it is far too late for such decisions.
    4 — 1909 (92% in)
  • What intrigues me now, however, is my mistaken assumption that my prayers were responsible for Delora's disappearance.
    6 — 1911-1915 (15% in)
  • Today, however, I am desperate with dread over his treatment of his former partner, Douglas Posey, a man whom others continue to view as his partner despite secret negotiations that have reduced Douglas to an employee (though a rich one at that!
    6 — 1911-1915 (88% in)
  • This construction, however, is scheduled to slow substantially, though not stop completely, this winter, as John believes the winter will be particularly severe (he reads the almanac and believes every word!
    7 — 1915-1916 (73% in)
  • AFTERWORD. my great-grandmother's diary ended here, and were it not for the work of joyce reardon's recent expedition into rose red, it might have ended here forever. however, i was a part of that expedition and had the good fortune to discover in the attic a second installment to the diary, hidden in the wall of the tower, ironically, on the other side of a false door installed behind an old discolored watercolor of a red rose hanging on the wall.
    11 — 1922 (66% in)

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

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2  —1 use as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • God, whoever and however He may be, was nowhere to be found in that room this afternoon.
    2 — 1907 (56% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Perhaps he was now incapable of the other kind of love and in need of the love he and I had once shared, however brie? y.
    8 — 1917 (62% in)
  • About the only good any of this has done is to distract me from a mother's sorrow, however brie? y.
    8 — 1917 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Rose Red.

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