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anyway

adverb uk   /ˈen.i.weɪ/ (also anyhow) us  
A2 whatever else is happening, without considering other things: Of course I don't mind taking you home - I'm going that way anyway. "I thought you said everyone had left." "Well, some of them have anyway." Her parents were opposed to her giving up her course, but she did it anyway.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings A2 In conversation, anyway is also used to change the subject, return to an earlier subject, or get to the most interesting point: Anyway, as I said, I'll be away next week. Anyway, in the end I didn't wear your jacket. What was he doing with so much of the company's money in his personal account anyway?Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings B1 used to give a more important reason for something that you are saying: I don't have time to go, and anyway it's too expensive.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
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