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however
used in Running in the Family

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —8 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.)
  • Death, however, not to be read out there.
    p. 127.1
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His quiet life in Kegalle was interrupted, however, when Doris Gratiaen wrote to break off the engagement.
    p. 35.3
  • It seems, however, as if every Ondaatje for miles around flocked here to be baptised and married.
    p. 66.9
  • Whenever a funeral or baptism occurred, however, all the brothers would be there.
    p. 67.9
  • However, there was a hearing in court presided over by Judge E. W. Jayawardene—one of Lalla's favourite bridge partners.
    p. 116.4
  • The incident was, however, the beginning of a war with my father.
    p. 119.2
  • Drink was hazardous for him, however, as he came to believe he escaped the laws of gravity while under the influence.
    p. 120.9
  • She, however, was immensely proud of his success, and my Aunt Nedra recalls seeing Lalla sitting on a sack of rice in the fish market surrounded by workers and fishermen, with whom she was having one of her long daily chats, pointing to a picture of a bewigged judge in The Daily News and saying in Sinhalese that this was her son.
    p. 124.7

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Running in the Family.

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2  —2 uses as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • However they always followed him.
    p. 193.4
  • The snout however is blunt, not pointed, as if a crocodile's nose has been chopped off and the sharp edges worn smooth by tides.
    p. 72.8

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in Running in the Family.

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