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anyways (adv.)

16c., anyway (q.v.) with adverbial genitive -s.

updated on January 26, 2017

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Definitions of anyways from WordNet

anyways (adv.)
used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; "I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle";
Synonyms: anyhow / anyway / in any case / at any rate / in any event
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