used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
"Anyhow, he is dead now"
"I think they're asleep
anyhow, they're quiet"
"I don't know what happened to it
anyway, it's gone"
"anyway, there is another factor to consider"
"I don't know how it started
in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
"in any event, the government faced a serious protest"
"but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"
- in any case - at any rate - in any event