under any circumstances
Also, under no circumstances. See under the circumstances.
Anyway, Anyways, and Any Way
Which word is it, anyway? Anyway is a common adverb used to mean in any case, while any way is an adjective-noun pair that means whichever path. Anyways is the very informal form of anyway. It never appears in formal writing, and its only real use is to simulate the spoken word in lines of dialogue. Anyway Anyway, used as an adverb, suggests a disregard …
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anyway, about, around, haphazard, haphazardly, helter-skelter, however, nevertheless, random, regardless, willy-nilly, randomly
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