anyway

anyway
adverb /'eniweI/ (sentence adverb)
1 used to say that someone does something or that something happens in spite of a problem: He said he didn't know much about computers but that he'd try and help us anyway.
2 used when you are changing the subject of a conversation or returning to a previous subject: Anyway, what was I saying?
3 used when you want to finish saying something or continue without all the details: Anyway, I must be going now. | Anyway, after three months at the clinic, she'd made a full recovery.
4 used to add some extra information, an opinion or a question to something that you have just said: Sam didn't get the job; but he's not worried because it didn't pay well anyway. | It was nice of you to offer anyway.
5 used to find out the real reason for something: So anyway, what were you doing in the park at two in the morning? | Why did he visit Alan anyway?

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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