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however
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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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.)
  • There was an alternative, however.
    Chapter 49 (83% in)
  • However, she let him buy her a beer, and she sat at the table watching Johnny dancing with Hildy and thinking that in all the world, there was nobody like Johnny.
    Chapter 7 (5% in)
  • They made the best of it, however.
    Chapter 8 (47% in)
  • However, it was a fact that not once in all the years of school were Katie's children ever sick.
    Chapter 20 (89% in)
  • A few, however, like Katie, continued to watch in the door or hallway when they knew the children were due home from school.
    Chapter 33 (31% in)
  • Instead of speaking, however, he closed his eyes for a second and then went into the bedroom.
    Chapter 35 (10% in)
  • However, the conversation gave Francie an idea.
    Chapter 48 (81% in)

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