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anyhow adv
1 used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; "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" [syn: anyway, in any case, at any rate, in any event]
2 in any way whatsoever; "they came anyhow they could"; "get it done anyway you can" [syn: anyway]

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  • italbrac WEAE /ˈɛn.i.haʊ/ or


  1. In any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event.
  2. In any case. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement.
    Anyhow, he is dead now.
    I think they’re asleep; anyhow, they’re quiet.



in any way
  • Dutch: hoe dan ook, in ieder geval
  • German: irgendwie
  • Japanese: とにかく (tonikaku); 何しろ (nanishiro)
  • Swedish: hur som helst
in any case

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