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anyway (not comparable)
- (conjunctive) Regardless; anyhow. [from 19th c.]
- He didn't enjoy washing his car, but it was so dirty that he did it anyway.
- 2016, JoAnneh Nagler, How to be an artist without losing your mind, your shirt, or your creative compass, →ISBN, page 85:
- Raymond Carver had only moments late at night to write after grueling day jobs, tense relationships, putting kids to bed, and dealing with his own alcoholism. And he wrote anyway.
- (speech act) Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement. See anyhow and at least. [from 19th c.]
- I don't think that's true. I haven't found any evidence, anyway.
- (speech act) Used to indicate a change of subject.
- 2005, Jan Karon, These High, Green Hills:
- "I'll be ninety my next birthday, but Louella doesn't tell her age. Anyway, we're going to have you and Cynthia up for supper."
- (obsolete) In any way. [16th-19th c.]
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 2, member 5:
- He that sleeps in the day-time, or is in suspense, fear, anyway troubled in mind, or goes to bed upon a full stomach, may never hope for quiet rest in the night […].
used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
used to indicate change of subject
in any way