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Definition of anyways

1 US, informal : anyhow, anyway
2a archaic : anywise
b dialect : to any degree at all

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Examples of anyways in a Sentence

Who does that guy think he is anyways? You're late. Anyways, at least you showed up.
Recent Examples on the Web While Kardashian West didn't show her face, her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic was still on-hand for glam anyways. Kaitlyn Frey,, 13 Sep. 2021 And the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a hail-Mary bid to toss out the results anyways. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 8 July 2021 Brands that tend to be more avant-garde and experimental are safer spaces from my experience, solely because everyone who shops in those spaces is typically wearing something crazy anyways. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 12 Aug. 2021 Sonora leaves the house anyways, stomps the paper bag into the ground. T Kira Madden,, 3 Aug. 2021 At the time of the 2019 ruling, sources explained that this might lead to some athletes who might have been complicit in the scandal to compete anyways. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, 30 July 2021 When Julia Haart decided to start a fashion career in her forties, the mom of four had zero experience — but that didn't stop her from going for it anyways. Emily Strohm,, 8 July 2021 Legendary challenges in Fortnite, but here’s a handy guide anyways. Erik Kain, Forbes, 23 June 2021 According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 16 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses anyways. Christian Robles, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of anyways

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of anyways was in the 13th century

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18 Sep 2021

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“Anyways.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of anyways

: anyway

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