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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
"At any rate I do wash my face," said Polly,
It isn't much of a car, but at any rate it was not expensive.
at any rate = in any event, whatever the case may be; also, at least = at any case
Thank you for your efforts.
In those two, the meaning is at least IMO.