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however
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —7 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.)
  • She didn't speak, however.
    p. 366.1
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The interstate was clearer, however, and once Caroline got on it she made steady time, traveling through the industrial outskirts of Lexington and into the rolling country of the horse farms.
    p. 21.9
  • Eventually, however, she caught on, and then Phoebe drank as she had slept: fiercely, intently, her hands in fists by her chin.
    p. 34.4
  • Phoebe wouldn't drink, however, but began to wail, and Caroline stood, pacing the room, murmuring.
    p. 57.8
  • When Phoebe stirred, however, sometime in the middle of the night, Caroline was on her feet in an instant.
    p. 58.2
  • Now, however, seeing Phoebe rein in her love, she wondered if she'd done the right thing.
    p. 222.2
  • Tonight he was gone, however, speeding far away through the gathering night, south from Cleveland to Toledo, then Columbus.
    p. 241.7

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2  —2 uses as in:
However much she tried...
Definition
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
  • But however hard he worked to make Paul's life smooth and easy, the fact remained that David had built that life on a lie.
    p. 258.9
however = regardless of how
  • And David, standing on the curb with early leaves falling down around him, had felt a deep sense of desperation, because even then he sensed the truth of his father's words: whatever his own intentions were, however much he loved them, his life would carry him away.
    p. 148.7
however = regardless of how
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  • He wanted to stay with Paul in the car, driving through the moonlit world where this conversation, however strained and awkward, was possible.
    p. 200.3

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