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however
used in A Thousand Acres

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —2 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.)
  • You four do intend to farm it, however?
    p. 283.8
  • His conservatism, however, was only fiscal.
    p. 45.1

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in A Thousand Acres.

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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)
  • However much these acres looked like a gift of nature, or of God, they were not.
    p. 15.8
  • However many of them have fucked their daughters or their stepdaughters or their nieces or not, the fact is that they all accept beating as a way of life.
    p. 302.6

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  • Whatever you have, however passionately you want it and he seems to want it, what he wants more and more is to fit in and be a good boy.
    p. 352.5
  • If he had found it six months before, it would have been an innocent thing, a testament to undying hope, evidence of bravery, however secretive, on my part, as well as of my commitment to our future.
    p. 255.6
  • However compromised and doomed I or others considered the arc of Pete's life, to his daughters, it certainly appeared as fresh and full of possibilities as their own lives did.
    p. 292.7

There are no more uses of "however" in A Thousand Acres.

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