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at any rate meaning

  "at any rate" in a sentence
  • Adverb: at any rate
    1. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
      "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"
      - anyhow, anyway, anyways, in any case, in any event, anyroad [UK, dialect] 
    2. If nothing else ('leastwise' is informal and 'leastways' is colloquial)
      "they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary"; "the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching"
      - at least, leastways, leastwise

  • [American idiom]
    anyway. (Informal. Frequently used as an introduction to a conclusion or a final statement.)
    At any rate, we had a nice time at your party. We are grateful that you asked us.
    It's not much, at any rate, but it's the best we can do.

  • [American slang]
    in any case; anyway.
      At any rate, what were we talking about?
      At any rate, I don't think you should quit your job.

Examples

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  1. at any rate it would not open any of the doors.
  2. at any rate the task must be fulfilled.
  3. at any rate that feeling was wholesome.
  4. she was provided for, at any rate.
  5. there was at any rate no anger there to deter him.

Related Words

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  2. at any cost meaning
  3. at any expense meaning
  4. at any hand meaning
  5. at any price meaning
  6. at arm's length meaning
  7. at attachment meaning
  8. at attachment packet interface meaning
  9. at bat meaning
  10. at bay meaning
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