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however
used in The Princess Bride

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.)
  • However, this was before Inigo's wound reopened, and Westley relapsed again, and Fezzik took the wrong turn, and Buttercup's horse threw a shoe.
    p. 357.4
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • However"—and here he clubbed Inigo's head with the butt of his sword—"since I can't have you following me either, please understand that I hold you in the highest respect."
    p. 152.2
  • However, has it occurred to you that if you did that, then neither of us would get what we want—you having lost your ransom item, me my life.
    p. 174.8
  • However, it should be noted, in fairness to all, that (1) he did weep; (2) her eyes did not remain precisely dry; (3) there was more than one embrace; and (4) both parties admitted that, without any qualifications whatsoever, they were more than a little glad to see each other.
    p. 196.0
  • They are nothing but water hogs, however, and present very little danger.
    p. 213.6
  • There was, however, a second group of criminals, those who realized that capture meant, for various past performances, death, and these, without exception, resisted.
    p. 264.8
  • (a) I need to reach Count Rugen to at last avenge my father; (b) I cannot plan on how to reach Count Rugen; (c) Vizzini could have planned it for me but, (c prime) Vizzini is unavailable; however, the man in black outplanned Vizzini, so, therefore, the man in black can get me to Count Rugen.
    p. 276.5
  • "(a) Prince Humperdinck had some plans to kill his fiancée and hired us to carry them out but (b) the man in black ruined Prince Humperdinck's plans; however, eventually, (c) Prince Humperdinck managed to capture the man in black, and, as everybody in all Florin City also knows, Prince Humperdinck has a terrible temper, so, therefore, (d) if a man has a terrible temper, what could be more fun than losing it against the very fellow who spoiled your plans to kill your fiancée?"
    p. 276.7

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Princess Bride.

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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 since no one in Guilder could know yet what we've done, and no one in Florin could have gotten here so quickly, he is definitely not, however much it may look like it, following us.
    p. 110.6
however = regardless of how
  • Probably you just collapse and need tending for a year or however long it takes to get your strength back.
    p. 329.9

There are no more uses of "however" flagged with this meaning in The Princess Bride.

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