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however
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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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.)
  • This time, however, he had all summer to think about why his field should be substantive or methodological, and all that summer that is what he did.
    Part 4 (9% in)
  • Once it has dried off, however, it ought to be supplemented with good old SAE-30 engine oil.
    Part 1 (44% in)
  • Within the classic mode, however, the romantic has some appearances of his own.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • He didn't see these things and think this way at first, however, only later on.
    Part 2 (28% in)
  • However, he'd been exposed to a lot and had acquired a kind of latent image that appeared in conjunction with many other latent images later on.
    Part 2 (53% in)
  • After the party is over and the Sutherlands and Chris have gone to bed, DeWeese recalls my lecture, however.
    Part 2 (82% in)
  • In Montana, however, it didn't have this effect at all.
    Part 2 (98% in)
  • The class she delivered it to didn't have the advantage of two weeks to think about the subject, however, and was quite hostile to the whole idea of eliminating grades and degrees.
    Part 3 (5% in)
  • Subsequent lectures which presumed he'd completed the assignment might be a little more difficult to understand, however, and this difficulty, in turn, might weaken his interest to a point where the next assignment, which he would find quite hard, would also be dropped.
    Part 3 (6% in)
  • This is a tragedy, however, only if you presume that the cart of civilization, "the system," is pulled by mules.
    Part 3 (7% in)
  • In time, however, he wondered why it worked, especially when he already knew it was irrational.
    Part 3 (17% in)
  • However, that little parenthetic statement about inability to define Quality as proof of incompetence did raise eyebrows within the department.
    Part 3 (20% in)
  • Analysis, however, seemed to have something wrong with it that prevented it from seeing the obvious.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • Phaedrus, however, because of his training in logic, was aware that every dilemma affords not two but three classic refutations, and he also knew of a few that weren't so classic, so he smiled back.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • This refutation of scientific materialism, however, seemed to put him in the camp of philosophic idealism...Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Bradley, Bosanquet...good company all, logical to the last comma, but so difficult to justify in "common sense" language they seemed a burden to him in his defense of Quality rather than an aid.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • Eventually, however, he examined it more closely.
    Part 3 (37% in)
  • There was no way to test this, however, so it had to remain just speculation.
    Part 3 (45% in)
  • However, Hegel said the Absolute Mind was the source of everything, but then excluded romantic experience from the "everything" it was the source of.
    Part 3 (46% in)
  • Phaedrus doubted at the time, however, whether mystical Ones and metaphysical monisms were introconvertable since mystical Ones follow no rules and metaphysical monisms do.
    Part 3 (46% in)
  • It was a fascinating way to read the history of philosophy, however, and a thing occurred of which I still don't know quite what to make.
    Part 3 (51% in)
  • This radical understanding of our most basic scientific concepts is not yet complete, however.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • Before doing this, however, I should go over some of the negative aspects of traditional maintenance to show just where the problems are.
    Part 3 (64% in)
  • Even with all these precautions, however, out-of-sequence-reassemblies sometimes occur and when they do you've got to watch the gumption.
    Part 3 (85% in)
  • Then, however, he noticed that some of the articles were written for audiences that couldn't possibly have this background, and this hypothesis was weakened.
    Part 4 (12% in)
  • However, he said, the division of study into substantive and methodological fields was an outgrowth of the Aristotelian dichotomy of form and substance, which nondualists had little use for, the two being identical.
    Part 4 (18% in)

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  • The course in the Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods was not concerned with Plato's notion of the Good, however; it was concerned with Plato's notion of rhetoric.
    Part 4 (47% in)

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