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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    at any rate = at any case

    Dear teachers,

    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.

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    V.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: at any rate = at any case

    In those two, the meaning is at least IMO.

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