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however
used in The Screwtape Letters

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —3 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.)
  • The precautions publicly enjoined on your patient, however, soon become a matter of routine and this effect disappears.
    Chapter 29 (77% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Sooner or later, however, the real nature of his new friends must become clear to him, and then your tactics must depend on the patient's intelligence.
    Chapter 10 (57% in)
  • A more modern writer—someone with a name like Pshaw-has, however, grasped the truth.
    Chapter 22 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Screwtape Letters.

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2  —2 uses as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • Because what she wants is smaller and less costly than what has been set before her, she never recognises as gluttony her determination to get what she wants, however troublesome it may be to others.
    Chapter 17 (28% in)
however = regardless of how
  • He must not be allowed to suspect that he is now, however slowly, heading right away from the sun on a line which will carry him into the cold and dark of utmost space.
    Chapter 12 (11% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The "Historical Jesus" then, however dangerous he may seem to be to us at some particular point, is always to be encouraged.
    Chapter 23 (75% in)
  • But, however you approach it, the great thing is to bring him into the state in which the denial of any one indulgence—it matters not which, champagne or tea, sole colbert or cigarettes—"puts him out", for then his charity, justice, and obedience are all at your mercy.
    Chapter 17 (73% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in The Screwtape Letters.

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