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  • adv

Synonyms for however

no matter how

Synonyms

  • no matter how
  • regardless of how
  • in whatever way

how on earth

Synonyms

  • how on earth
  • how

Synonyms for however

in spite of a preceding event or consideration

Synonyms for however

despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

References in classic literature ?
Mercedes, however, paid no heed to this explanation of her lover's arrest.
They comforted themselves, however, by smoking a tranquil pipe; and then calling in the watch, and turning loose the horses, stretched themselves on their pallets, agreed that whoever should first awake, should rouse the rest, and in a little while were all as sound asleep as though in the midst of a fortress.
He, however, assured Toby that he had indignantly spurned the offer.
The appearance of the infant, however, while in this state of compression, is whimsically hideous, and "its little black eyes," we are told, "being forced out by the tightness of the bandages, resemble those of a mouse choked in a trap.
As the light of natural day, however, began to struggle with the glow of the lanterns, these vain imaginations lost their vividness, and finally vanished from the first ray of sunshine that greeted our escape from the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
I should have been much more so, however, had not long experience advised me not to trust, with too implicit a reliance, the enthusiastic descriptions of my friend, the artist, when indulging in comments upon the loveliness of woman.
There was one singular exception, however, for he had a single room, a lumber-room up among the attics, which was invariably locked, and which he would never permit either me or anyone else to enter.
3) However much the difficulty of understanding the causes may be increased, we never reach a conception of complete freedom, that is, an absence of cause.
It is of Swiss fog, however, that he is speaking, as, in what follows, of Swiss frost:
Before they could start, however, the awful spectacle of a little dog trotting out of the room with a paper parcel in his mouth, made Polly clasp her hands with the despairing cry: "My bonnet
It should be understood that the rule by no means applies to any part, however unusually developed, unless it be unusually developed in comparison with the same part in closely allied species.
However, if you don't like it you may put him right--when you get out to sea.
All these works, however, I am well convinced, will be dead long before this page shall offer itself to thy perusal; for however short the period may be of my own performances, they will most probably outlive their own infirm author, and the weakly productions of his abusive contemporaries.
When he entered the forest, however, there suddenly stood before him an old man, who had left his holy cot to seek roots.
The former, however, had a sequel that I would rather forget than all our burglaries put together.