after all
adverb Date: 1846 1. in spite of considerations or expectations to the contrary ; nevertheless <
decided to take the train after all
>
<
didn't rain after all
>
2. in view of all circumstances <
literature which is after all only a special department of reading — W. W. Watt
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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