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however
used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

2 meanings, 7 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, several days later, something else grabs my attention.
    Chapter 11 (96% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • However, Haymitch's house, despite the care taken by the grounds-keeper, exudes an air of abandonment and neglect.
    Chapter 1 (72% in)
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • In several of them, however, people viewed your little trick with the berries as an act of defiance, not an act of love.
    Chapter 2 (29% in)
however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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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)
  • I can tell that however much he denied it during the day, the aftereffects of hitting the force field have been significant.
    Chapter 21 (3% in)
however = regardless of how
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • No show of love, however believable, will turn this tide.
    Chapter 5 (79% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • However it falls out, two of us are going to be in the arena again with the other as mentor.
    Chapter 13 (65% in)
  • however = regardless of how
  • However much President Snow may hate me, this Capitol audience is mine.
    Chapter 17 (74% in)
however = regardless of how
There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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