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however
used in Listening for Lions

2 meanings, 5 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.)
  • However, I have found that he has had his own disappointments.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (53% in)
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The town is always crowded with sailors, and a loutish lot they are; however, we will be docking in Southampton.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (12% in)
  • The gentleman at the garage where I picked up the truck was obviously surprised to see that R. Pritchard was a young woman; however, the car had been paid for and he turned it over to me.
    Book 3 — Rachel Pritchard (79% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Listening for Lions.

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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)
  • Kanoro held me for a long moment and then said to me, "However far you go from here, you must carry me with you in your heart."
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (98% in)
however = regardless of how
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • However friendless I was, I was not sure the Pritchards were the friends I needed or wanted.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (58% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in Listening for Lions.

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