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However Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    however adv
  1. 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" [syn: nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]
  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' is sometimes used as an intensive form of `how'); "how did you catch the snake?"; "he told us how he did it"; "however did you get here so soon?" [syn: how]
However Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    However \How*ev"er\, adv. [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]
  1. In whetever manner, way, or degree. However yet they me despise and spite. --Spenser. Howe'er the business goes, you have made fault. --Shak.
  2. 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. --Tillotson.
However Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    However \How*ev"er\, conj. 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. --Dryden. Syn: However, At least, Nevertheless, Yet. Usage: These words, as here compared, have an adversative sense in reference to something referred to in the context. However is the most general, and leads to a final conclusion or decision. Thus we say, the truth, 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'However'

However is the 12th single release by Japanese band Glay on August 6, 1997. It debuted at #1 on the Oricon chart, appearing at that position for 5 weeks in total, selling 1,341,980 copies.

The title song was used as ending song for the TV-drama "Ryakudatsu Ai Abunai Onna" (略奪愛・アブない女, lit. "Despoiled Love: Dangerous Woman"?) aired on TBS channel, whose opening theme was another Glay song, Freeze my Love, and all the music was instrumental versions of Glay's songs.

"However" has been recorded by Kiyoshi Maekawa in his album Ballad Selection, in 1999, and by Ayumi Nakamura in her album Voice, in 2008.

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* There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. - Washington Irving

* The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty. - Johann von Goethe

* The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man. - Confucius

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