any·​ways | \ ˈe-nē-ˌwāz How to pronounce anyways (audio) \

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 That denial was omitted from the final appropriation bill passed by Congress, and the president used his contingency fund to start the program anyways. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Presidential spending through executive orders is possible," 22 Aug. 2020 Why not hire a potential employee based on their abilities anyways? Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, "Study shows Black women with natural hair less likely to get jobs, Twitter reacts," 13 Aug. 2020 For me anyways, that experience, [is] me and her together. Chancellor Agard,, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast reacts to their characters' finale fates," 13 Aug. 2020 The reason is that employers will be reluctant to change their payroll procedures to stop withholding funds that will have to submitted anyways. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Trump just signed an order to give an extra $400 in weekly unemployment benefits. Is that legal?," 10 Aug. 2020 And what’s President Trump got to do with it, anyways? Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Visa’s CEO on COVID-19’s effects: “We’re doing very little hiring right now”," 3 Aug. 2020 Onigod especially struggled on the first map against the Fusion, but the Fuel didn’t enable him well because their composition was hard countered anyways. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "‘A really bad look for us’: Dallas Fuel crushed in 3-0 loss to Philadelphia Fusion," 31 July 2020 And when the United States plowed forward anyways, the tribal nations beat them in their own court. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The People Killed the Pipelines," 6 July 2020 The lawsuit argues that while Google lets users turn off data collection when using its Chrome web browser, other Google tools used by websites themselves scoop up their data anyways. Robert Burnson,, "Google Sued for Secretly Amassing Vast Trove of User Data," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of anyways

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

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5 Sep 2020

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“Anyways.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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