AT ANY RATE
\at ˌɛni ɹˈe͡ɪt], \at ˌɛni ɹˈeɪt], \a_t ˌɛ_n_i ɹ_ˈeɪ_t]\
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used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway, there is another factor to consider"; "I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"; "in any event, the government faced a serious protest"; "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"
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