at any rate


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Related to at any rate: aside from, be all and end all, not to mention, look to, in the first place, first and foremost, pat on the back
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At any rate, I let them alone for the time, and I did not meddle with a volume of Shakespeare, in green cloth and cruelly fine print, which overawed me in like manner with its wood-cuts.
It is sad enough,'' replied Athelstane; ``but I trust they will hold us to a moderate ransom At any rate it cannot be their purpose to starve us outright; and yet, although it is high noon, I see no preparations for serving dinner.
All that were in the inn, who were more than twenty persons, stood watching him; the innkeeper's daughter was likewise observing him, and he too never took his eyes off her, and from time to time fetched a sigh that he seemed to pluck up from the depths of his bowels; but they all thought it must be from the pain he felt in his ribs; at any rate they who had seen him plastered the night before thought so.