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however
used in BoneMan's Daughters

2 meanings, 20 uses
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1  —4 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 medicinal smell of camphor associated with Noxzema, however, was the incense of the gods.
    Chapter 22 (44% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Today, however, he might take the father up on a similar offer.
    Chapter 15 (77% in)
  • His mind, however, did not slow.
    Chapter 20 (11% in)
  • If he'd misjudged BoneMan, however, he would wait at the Crow's Nest in vain without having the luxury of leaving, just in case BoneMan did finally show.
    Chapter 20 (99% in)

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in BoneMan's Daughters.

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2  —4 uses as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • However beautiful Alvin was, he'd seen that she was far more than he could ever hope to be.
    Chapter 32 (17% in)
however = regardless of how
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was one of those sayings that impressed average humans because, however much they hoped they believed it, they simply couldn't.
    Chapter 22 (3% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • For an extended moment the man's muscle and connective tissue and bone demonstrated why this particular part of the body was so difficult to break, however small.
    Chapter 26 (40% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • However small the possibility, as long as he could wrap his mind around it he would keep his mind, his body, everything that was within him singularly focused on giving that possibility room to grow.
    Chapter 30 (2% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in BoneMan's Daughters.

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exact meaning not specified
  • However irrational it might seem, she put the blame for BoneMan on Ryan as much as on Burt.
    Chapter 19 (23% in)
  • He surely could have found a far more manipulative incentive than this attempt to disturb him with pictures, however gruesome they were.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • If it came down to it and this man was not bluffing, then he would have to accept the death of this boy, however monstrous it seemed.
    Chapter 5 (94% in)
  • Then he had to stop wasting time considering options that were impossibilities for him and focus on those that might be viable solutions, however unlikely.
    Chapter 7 (47% in)
  • He had to figure out how to convince them, a task that his mind, however stressed in the face of such rejection, was uniquely qualified to tackle.
    Chapter 12 (49% in)
  • Naturally, she was smart enough to look past all the trappings, however enjoyable they were.
    Chapter 16 (21% in)
  • Ryan let the thoughts circulate, like crows, taking whatever path they liked, however jerky or abstract.
    Chapter 20 (30% in)
  • He thought about reapplying, but the desire to hear the fear in Evans's voice was so great that he couldn't even concentrate on thoughts of reapplying, however enjoyable such thoughts might be.
    Chapter 22 (50% in)
  • However guilty Welsh was of countless sins, he was not deserving of what lay ahead any more than the children in the desert were deserving of Kahlid's hammer.
    Chapter 25 (10% in)
  • But his urgency had fallen on deaf ears and he'd shut down, mind set on the hope, however thin, that he could still get to BoneMan by making his appointment.
    Chapter 28 (8% in)
  • She needed him to feel connected to her so that ultimately he might, however unlikely, reconsider breaking her bones until she was dead.
    Chapter 29 (46% in)
  • However depressing, neither of them could argue.
    Chapter 30 (49% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in BoneMan's Daughters.

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