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however
used in The Hidden Oracle

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —9 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.)
  • However, it seemed better than our other option, which was to be crushed under a two-ton bronze foot.
    p. 322.6
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • However, Percy Jackson did not favor his father's chosen garb of beach shorts and Hawaiian shirts.
    p. 28.2
  • Sally lent Meg and me some proper winter fleece jackets, however.
    p. 46.3
  • My dinner, however, was less than poetic.
    p. 109.6
  • However, their questions were painful reminders of my fallen status.
    p. 110.4
  • In the meantime, however, this three-legged race can foster important team-building skills.
    p. 121.3
  • However, I was referring to a different problem.
    p. 154.9
  • This time, however, I gained no satisfaction from my glorious exploits.
    p. 185.1
  • This time, however, I was more prepared.
    p. 293.2

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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2  —1 use as in:
However you do it, get it done!
Definition
in whatever way
  • Whoever Meg McCaffrey was, however she had happened to find me, our fates were now intertwined.
    p. 24.2

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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