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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANYHOW

She wa'n't meant fur it—and I'd rather have her marry an American, anyhow.

If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.

We'll suppose yet a while, anyhow, as how he's a lookin' arter us.

"Anyhow, it doesn't matter much," Dick replied, quite unabashed.

Well, anyhow, he's here so much we ought to be chargin' him for his meal-ticket.

"Anyhow, I appreciate that hat," was the reply, with a dry chuckle.

Anyhow, come around to the back room at Blinkey's to-night, and we'll have a talk.

"It'll buy the old lady what she wants for the house, anyhow," he said.

I was going to send for him, anyhow—my wife's not very well.

What's the good of the country, anyhow, sor, except to make picters in?

WORD ORIGIN

1740, from any + how (adv.). Unlike the cases of most other any + (interrogative) compounds, there is no record of it in Old or Middle English. Emphatic form any old how is recorded from 1900, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANYHOW

about

adverblying anywhere without order, arrangement
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