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At all events vs In any event

at all eventsanyhow; at any rate:

  • Our landlady may be a bad cook, but at all events she does her best.

in any eventwhatever may happen:

  • I hope to go tomorrow; in any event I shall go before Saturday.

Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase in either event—no matter which of two possibilities happens:

  • You will be notified on the phone or via e-mail. In either event, we will not charge your credit card for a product until it is shipped to you.