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 for anyhow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anyhow \A"ny*how`\, adv.
     In any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Anyhow, it must be acknowledged to be not a simple
           selforiginated error.                    --J. H.
                                                    Newman.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Anyhow, the languages of the two nations were closely
           allied.                                  --E. A.
                                                    Freeman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anyhow
      adv 1: 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" [syn: anyhow,
             anyway, anyways, in any case, at any rate, in
             any event]
      2: in any way whatsoever; "they came anyhow they could"; "get it
         done anyway you can" [syn: anyhow, anyway]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "anyhow":
     airily, any old way, any which way, anyway, anywise, at all,
     at any rate, at random, bunglingly, by any means, carelessly,
     casually, clumsily, cursorily, disregardfully, forgetfully,
     haphazard, haphazardly, heedlessly, helter-skelter, hit and miss,
     hit or miss, however, in any case, in any event, in any way,
     inattentively, inconsiderately, irregardless, messily,
     nevertheless, nohow, nonetheless, offhand, offhandedly,
     once over lightly, perfunctorily, promiscuously, random, randomly,
     recklessly, regardless, regardlessly, slapdash, sloppily,
     tactlessly, thoughtlessly, unguardedly, unheedfully, unheedingly,
     unmindfully, unsolicitously, unthinkingly, unvigilantly,
     unwarily
  
  

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