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Should ‘allein’, used as a conjunction, introduce an adversative ground or result?

By adversative result I mean a real result that is adversative to the inference from foregoing contextual information. By adversative ground I mean a ground which induces an real result that is ...
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is the pragmatic usage of 'jedoch' restricted to qualification?

I read from Farrell's Dictionary of German Synonyms that jedoch is only used to qualify a preceding absolute statement; however, this seems unsupported by the following example I read in Duden: ...