Last modified on 20 November 2014, at 14:11

no matter

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no matter (not comparable)

  1. Irrespective of, regardless of, in spite of.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
    • 2011 December 15, Marc Higginson, “Shamrock Rovers 0-4 Tottenham”, BBC Sport:
      The result in Greece meant Tottenham could not progress, no matter how many goals they scored against Rovers but, after making nine changes to his starting line-up, Harry Redknapp will be pleased with the performance of his fringe players.
    She'll never catch up with them, no matter how hard she works.
  2. It doesn't matter, it's unimportant, it doesn't make any difference.
    It seems that Doug's coat has gone missing. Oh well no matter, we can always buy a new one, now can't we?
    "Did you fail your exam?" "Yes, but no matter. I'll just study harder next time."

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