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however
used in The Chocolate War

5 uses
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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.)
  • Today was zero hour, however.
    Chapter 22 (15% in)
  • However, he managed to squeak by—no F's, only a couple of D's, all of which satisfied his father whom Emile regarded as stupid and whose major dream was to have his son graduate from a fancy private school like Trinity.
    Chapter 7 (57% in)
  • Worse than that, however, he had allowed Brother Leon to blackmail him.
    Chapter 16 (96% in)
  • However, he'd seen some of the more prominent Vigil members waylaying kids in the corridors, checking on their sales, whispering menacingly to those who had sold only a few boxes.
    Chapter 29 (22% in)
  • Today however, the air was filled with resentment.
    Chapter 30 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in The Chocolate War.

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