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however
used in The Namesake

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However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • Still, he knows that each component of a building, however small, is nevertheless essential, and he finds it gratifying that after all his years of schooling, all his crits and unbuilt projects, his efforts are to have some practical end.
    Chapter 6 (1% in)
however = regardless of how
  • He struggles but fails to recall her presence at Pemberton Road; still, he is secretly pleased that she has seen those rooms, tasted his mother's cooking, washed her hands in the bathroom, however long ago.
    Chapter 8 (41% in)

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  • He is responsible for nothing in the house; in spite of their absence, Gerald and Lydia continue to lord, however blindly, over their days.
    Chapter 6 (53% in)
  • Somehow, bad news, however ridden with static, however filled with echoes, always manages to be conveyed.
    Chapter 3 (65% in)
  • Somehow, bad news, however ridden with static, however filled with echoes, always manages to be conveyed.
    Chapter 3 (65% in)
  • He likes the solidity of its plaster walls, its dark wooden floorboards, however battered and stained.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)

There are no more uses of "however" in The Namesake.

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