The law stopped him from buying a gun--and he did it anyway.
But people continue to make the utterly baffling choice to refuse it anyway.
Q: You were warned against setting impossible benchmarks for yourself, and you did it anyway.
Which I try to do anyway, if I know I'm having a special meal in the evening.
Dodge was on his way to study the flute in Paris, but he decided to buy the bike, anyway.
"I'd have quit it anyway if you had just said the word," laughed her companion.
I'd play that fur the heftiest moral courage I've ever showed, anyway.
“It seems like a fairy tale, anyway,” said Jessie, wide-eyed and pink-cheeked.
I need the out-doors, and anyway you don't need me down there.
That wouldn't prevent them from trying to capture the golden skull, anyway.
1560s, any way "in any manner;" variant any ways (with adverbial genitive) attested from c.1560. One-word form predominated from 1830s. As an adverbial conjunction, from 1859. Middle English in this sense had ani-gates "in any way, somehow" (c.1400).