anyway /ˈɛnɪweɪ/



1. used to confirm or support a point or idea just mentioned

I told you, it’s all right, and anyway, it was my fault
it’s too late now anyway.
2. used in questions to emphasize the speaker’s wish to obtain the truth

‘What are you doing here, anyway?’.
3. used to end a conversation, to change the subject, or to resume a subject after interruption

‘Anyway, Dot, I must dash.’.
4. used to pass over less significant aspects of an account in order to focus on what is important

‘Poor John always enjoyed a drink. Anyway, he died last year.’.
5. used to indicate that something happened or will happen in spite of something else

nobody invited Miss Honey to sit down but she sat down anyway.

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