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however
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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, if we choose to see the obstacles as hurdles, we can leap over them.
    p. 224.2
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, Mother never asked, "Why can't you be like those smart boys?"
    p. 30.9
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • At that point, however, I felt a new pressure—one that I hadn't been subjected to before.
    p. 43.5
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • By the time I hit the tenth grade, however, the peer pressure had gotten to be too much for me.
    p. 46.3
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, he decided to go back to college.
    p. 59.9
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, he played that record so often during his two weeks at home that I found myself going around humming the melody.
    p. 67.1
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, each college required a ten-dollar non-returnable entrance fee sent with the application.
    p. 68.3
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, I wanted to attend college farther away.
    p. 68.7
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, the economy hit a slump in the summer of '71, especially in the capital of the automobile industry.
    p. 81.4
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Lack of funds wasn't my only worry that day, however.
    p. 86.5
  • However, Candy was just another student, a nice person, and I didn't have any particularly warm feelings toward her.
    p. 89.6
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, many doctors don't have this natural ability, and some, including surgeons, never learn this skill.
    p. 99.1
  • however = though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • I didn't begin in the top of my class, however.
    p. 100.2
  • However, at some point in the conversation, Dr. Udvarhelyi made an oblique reference to a concert he had attended the night before.
    p. 107.3
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, a few of the doctors tended to be snobbish, and that bothered me.
    p. 110.2
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Each time, however, I was able to remind myself they were individuals speaking for themselves and not representative of all Whites.
    p. 113.5
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, Dr. Long called me into his office.
    p. 117.4
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, that episode evoked a great deal of anxiety in me.
    p. 119.3
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Within minutes of our consultations, however, they relaxed and the smiles on their faces told me that I had their acceptance.
    p. 134.5
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, the side effects and mortality associated with the surgery were so great that hemispherectomy quickly fell out of favor as a viable surgical option.
    p. 136.6
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • By the time I heard about her situation, Maranda was experiencing up to 100 seizures a day, as often as three minutes apart, making the right side of her In the 1940s, however, a Montreal doctor, Theodore Rasmussen, discovered something new about the rare disease that affected Maranda.
    p. 137.4
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, I wasn't going to jump into some new kind of surgery without more information—and John Freeman wouldn't have wanted me to anyway.
    p. 140.8
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, she does lack fine motor coordination of the fingers on her right hand and walks with a slight limp.
    p. 149.2
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, I don't look only at the age of the patient.
    p. 151.2
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • No matter what they did, however, the seizures increased in frequency.
    p. 157.8
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • With Beth, however, the parents concluded, "She's doing too well.
    p. 158.7
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Kathy and Brian Usher, however, were already starting to punish themselves for allowing their child to go through this drastic surgical procedure.
    p. 160.5
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, Craig's doctor (the original physician) did not realize it was another tumor and, as the Warnicks related the story to me, the doctor dismissed their fears.
    p. 176.8
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • The tests, however, confirmed that the Warnicks had . been correct.
    p. 176.9
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • He did, however, have endocrinological problems which required several weeks to regulate.
    p. 180.3
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • However, after talking with the Swedish inventor of the procedure, he decided it probably wouldn't work on Craig's particular type of tumor.
    p. 181.2
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • First, however, we had to be able to get their scalps closed before their swelling brains came completely out of their skulls.
    p. 202.6
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • One day, however, about three weeks before he went back to Germany, Patrick unfortunately aspirated (sucked) his food into his lungs.
    p. 209.2
  • however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
  • Additional personnel didn't really solve my dilemma, however.
    p. 213.6
  • However, things had not been going well.
    p. 221.0
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
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