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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANYWAY

No, Bines; they'll be here presently, and you can meet them, anyway.

Anyway, he said, Jim had already sure-enough drowned as fur as there was any fun in it.

See 'em once anyway, and see a little more of this country and these people.

I'd play that fur the heftiest moral courage I've ever showed, anyway.

I need the out-doors, and anyway you don't need me down there.

He can't take things on trust, and he'll mostly take 'em, anyway.

"He hadn't long to live, anyway," answered the marshal in some confusion.

I'm just spoiling for something to practice on, anyway—and he's such a beauty.

Here there could be no mistake, anyway; for had she not it in her bosom, and was it not from him?

He said there were no Indians in that country, and it would spoil the whole picture, anyway.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, any way "in any manner;" variant any ways (with adverbial genitive) attested from c.1560. One-word form predominated from 1830s. As an adverbial conjunction, from 1859. Middle English in this sense had ani-gates "in any way, somehow" (c.1400).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANYWAY

all the same

adverbstill
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.