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In any event, whatever the case may be; also, at least. For example, At any rate, I promise to be there even if I'm a little late, or It may not pay well, but at any rate it's a job. [Early 1600s] Also see in any case.
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How to use at any rate in a sentence
Hyphens are sometimes used in cases like the following: "A never-to-be-forgotten event," "peace-at-any-rate principles.""Stops"|Paul Allardyce