however much

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as much as

Regardless of or despite how much; although. As much as I'd like to see Paris or Rome someday, I'm pretty content to stay right here in my hometown for the time being. As much as he hated the arrogant young man, Jonathan couldn't allow an innocent person to be arrested for a crime he didn't commit.
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however much

No matter how much. However much it might embarrass you, you're taking your little sister to that concert!
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References in classic literature ?
2) However much we approximate the time of judgment to the time of the deed, we never get a conception of freedom in time.
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.