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    at any rate

    at any rate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word at any rate

    Definition
    (adv) used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
    Example Sentence
    • Anyhow, he is dead now
    • I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet
    • I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone
    • anyway, there is another factor to consider
    • I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle
    • in any event, the government faced a serious protest
    • but at any rate he got a knighthood for it
    Definition
    (adv) if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial)
    Synonyms : at least , leastways , leastwise
    Example Sentence
    • at least he survived
    • they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary
    • the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching
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