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Adverb: however  haw'e-vu(r)
  1. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    "I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it";
    - nevertheless, withal [archaic], still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding, be that as it may, even if
  2. By contrast; on the other hand
    "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"
  3. 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"
  4. In whatever way or manner
    "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"
  5. In what way or manner or by what means
    "however did you get here so soon?";
    - how

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