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after all

C1 despite earlier problems or doubts: The rain has stopped, so the game will go ahead after all. B1 used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true: I do like her - after all, she is my sister.
Translations of “after all”
in Chinese (Traditional) 終究, 畢竟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 终究, 毕竟…
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