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however
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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.)
  • Mary Joline Walker, however, thinks three is plenty.
    Chapter 13 (52% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Having once been an ambitious young lady myself, however, I've decided to offer you some advice: go to your local newspaper and get an entry-level job.
    Chapter 6 (5% in)
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • I'd hoped, however, you'd choose topics that actually had some punch to them.
    Chapter 6 (97% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
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