• WordNet 3.6
    • adv however 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 however in whatever way or manner "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet","however he did it, it was very clever"
    • adv however 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 however by contrast; on the other hand; the second, however, took hours" "the first part was easy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone
    • However At all events; at least; in any case. "Our chief end is to be freed from all, if it may be, however from the greatest evils."
    • However In whetever manner, way, or degree. "However yet they me despise and spite.""Howe'er the business goes, you have made fault."
    • conj However Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it. "In your excuse your love does little say;
      You might howe'er have took a better way."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
    • however In whatever manner; to whatever extent or degree: as, however badly or rudely one may act; however distant from the starting-point.
    • however At all events; in any case; by any means.
    • however [However often occurs in recent colloquial or provincial use, chiefly in England, for how, interrogative and relative, where the proper usage is how … ever, one or more words intervening. So whatever is similarly used for what … ever.
    • however Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still: as, a costly article, which, however, is worth the price.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Prostitution is legal in Canada, however running a brothel is not.
    • adv., conj However how-ev′ėr in whatever manner or degree: nevertheless: at all events.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Many bad artists will tell you that art is life. There's a subtle difference however. You can turn your back on art”
  • F. L. Lucan
    F. L. Lucan
    “Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.”
  • Edgar Saltus
    Edgar Saltus
    “A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.”
  • Richard Bach
    “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sometimes contracted into howe'er,


In literature:

These, however, have no connection with Van Diemen's Land.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
For a voyage of the extent now contemplated, this sum, however, was quite insufficient.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
They were, however, common subjects of conversation between us, and he almost won me over to his opinions.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
The meeting in the Fifth, however, was to consider a far more important subject than the rebellious clubs of the Junior School.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I expected to have my promotion, however; but instead, their lordships send me off to sea again.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Terence, however, had a piece of lighted touch-paper, which, in his hurry, he shoved into his pocket.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nothing, however, could mend this defect of Mrs. Leyburn's.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
As she looked at him, however, her confidence came back.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He had, however, started something shortly before I left him.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
However, you can see for yourself.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
He was, however, undoubtedly a lad of great promise, and one of whom any father might have been proud.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
It checked the speed in a measure, however, and we took breath a little.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
All his efforts were, however, vain.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott
Little value, however, must be attached to these early theories, as they can scarcely be said to have been based on experiments of serious value.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
He had, however, started something shortly before I left him.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Still, however, he was not at his ease.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mrs. Caldwell said nothing, however.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Just now, however, it was the height of summer, and no such anxieties prevailed.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
I have heard her speak of the exceptional instance, however, as too terrible to be readily forgotten.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
However, the story has no business on the other side of this wall.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan

In poetry:

However great thy task may be,
Thy business, or necessity,
To neither of them all attend,
E'er thou hast made thy God thy friend.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
I cheerful said, always some good
Falls in our way, however vext;
Though scarce a worshipper, I would,
If not a sermon, find a text.
"A Winter Walk" by John Albee
He danced and sang (however laden)
With his incessant "Tra! la! la!"
Which much surprised the noble maiden,
And puzzled even her Papa.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Immortality shall cheer
All my path, however drear;
And its holy light shall be
Sunshine, blessed sunshine, here:
Welcome, Immortality!
"Immortality" by John Bowring
However much thou wert distressed,
Or tired of moving, and felt sick,
Thy life was on the open deck—
Thou hadst no cabin for thy rest.
"Francis Thompson" by William H Davies
Of sin, however small, take heed;
Beneath her robe a sting is hid:
Short pleasures bring a long regret,
Sin owes to Death a certain debt.
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard

In news:

However, this aggression is the start of union busting nationwide.
However when looking for style points opening a beer can you really top a CHAINSAW.
However, network traffic collisions will slow performance because your server's transport driver recognizes only the primary NIC.
An old dude walking around the Place des Vosges, however, would get no comment.
However, Obama received a wake-up call: The majority of viewers polled thought that Romney won — on technical points.
That doesn't make the movie good, however.
These are random cats, however.
However, she doesn't get bonus points for style because there is no "dolphin", and not enough "pop-rocking".
With many men, the subject is not very easy to talk about, however things my change with a cold beer in your hand.
System builders and VARs, however, aren't just talking about it.
However, there may be times when I believe a particular subject needs to be "championed" and addressed.
Their neo-soul sound is not cookie cutter, however.
It's Nicki's video and she'll color code it however she pleases.
You might turn your head when hearing about this story, however.
However I almost think THIS is the way firework shows should start being done everywhere.

In science:

These interactions, however, will occur at the polyethylene shieldings.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The lower curve, however, is also shifted upward: for all x0 > 0, the interval is two-sided.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
However, we shall need to consider the case where the joint probability distributions are singular, and hence we give below a complete proof of a more general result (Theorem 4.3) on the correlations of zeros of sections of C∞ vector bundles. 4.1.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
However, Theorem 5.1 says that the mass in the ‘ ¯∂ -directions’ shrinks to zero as N → ∞.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
However, recently, Ginocchio revisited this question within the scattering formalism in terms of pseudospin.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
It has to be noted, however, that their calculations made use of a simplified expression to describe the effect of scattering. A correct treatment shows a still significant contribution of power in the higher harmonics.
The Effelsberg Search for Pulsars in the Galactic Centre
However, there is no need to plot this dependence.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
However, we only observe star formation in a limited number of localized regions near the very peaks of the H I column density distribution where it reaches levels of 1×1021 atoms cm-2 .
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
However, the question seems to be open when k is a finite field.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
However they can also indicate some novel field theories or (strongly coupled) conformal fixed points in YM theories as suggested in .
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
However, Elitzur (1998) also proposes that a maser’s saturation state can be revealed by the ratio of its Stokes V profile to the derivative of Stokes I (i.e. R=V/(dI/dν )).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
We point out, however, that we have only been able to calculate a lower limit for Tb since the maser spots are not resolved at the present resolutions.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
If we assume, however, that the two types of magnetic field measurements (molecular cloud vs.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
However, the fact that Bθ could be an upper limit to the magnetic field strength should be kept in mind.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
In general, however, Φ-periodic ˜B Eq.(6.2) is very different from the mean-field expectations.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field