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however
used in Interview with the Vampire

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —7 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.)
  • There I am powerless, however .... this creation of Madeleine is done.
    Part 3 (75% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I should say first, however, that the plantation was in a state of pandemonium.
    Part 1 (15% in)
  • Lestat was the first to discover we were locked in, however.
    Part 1 (38% in)
  • It was amazingly clean of vermin, however, though occasionally their bodies might be found, weightless and dry, as if the creatures had been dead for days.
    Part 2 (3% in)
  • I remember it was miles from the coast, however, and we'd been traveling alone by carriage.
    Part 2 (20% in)
  • I did know, however, that before I was finished I might encounter those ticket-sellers, those ushers, those men who swept up after, and might well remain inside to guard the vampires in their daily sleep.
    Part 3 (93% in)
  • It was something rich, however, and almost sweet, like the fragrance of the jasmine and the roses that crowded the old courtyard garden which I saw through the iron gates.
    Part 4 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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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)
  • We'll know these answers when we find those who can tell us, those who've possessed knowledge for centuries, for however long creatures such as ourselves have walked the earth.
    Part 2 (12% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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