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Meaning of “after all” in the English Dictionary

"after all" in British English

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after all

C1 despiteearlierproblems or ​doubts: The ​rain has ​stopped, so the ​game will go ​ahead after all. B1 used to ​addinformation that ​shows that what you have just said is ​true: I do like her - after all, she is my ​sister.
(Definition of after all from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"after all" in American English

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after all

despiteproblems or ​doubts: The ​rainstopped and the ​game went ​ahead after all. after all After all also ​means for this ​reason: "Of ​course I ​love her – after all, she’s my ​sister."
(Definition of after all from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “after all”
in Chinese (Simplified) 终究, 毕竟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 終究, 畢竟…
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