In any case, anyway, anyhow, regardless; used to discard a previous thought.(phrase)
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Use "at any rate" in a sentence
"It was at any rate recognized that this "fictitious person", or "group-person", was not subject to death like the individuals of which it was composed, and on the other hand that it could not be called into existence by private agreement."
"The writing is Italian, or at any rate foreign, so it must have been imported, or written at Jarrow by foreign scribes."
"Perhaps it was like going out to shoot a roebuck and returning with a rabbit, but at any rate it would save a shy boy some embarrassment."