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[adv] despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "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"
[adv] in whatever way or manner; "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"
[adv] to whatever degree or extent; "The results, however general, are important"; "they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns"
[adv] by contrast; on the other hand; "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"
[adv] in what way or manner or by what means; "how did you catch the snake?"; "he told us how he did it"; (`however' is used as an intensive of `how' as in"however did you get here so soon?")


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