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    however - Dictionary definition and meaning for word however

    Definition
    (adv) despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    Example Sentence
    • although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
    • while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
    • he was a stern yet fair master
    • granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go
    Definition
    (adv) by contrast; on the other hand
    Example Sentence
    • the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours
    Definition
    (adv) to whatever degree or extent
    Example Sentence
    • The results, however general, are important
    • they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns
    Definition
    (adv) in whatever way or manner
    Example Sentence
    • Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet
    • however he did it, it was very clever
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