at all events—anyhow; at any rate:
- Our landlady may be a bad cook, but at all events she does her best.
in any event—whatever 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.