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after all

 
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all
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: used to remind the listener of an important fact or to ask the listener to consider this fact.
Why don't you let her join? After all, it was her idea to begin with.After all, the bride's cousin is a professional singer, so it's no surprise that they asked him to sing at the wedding.
similar words:
altogether
definition 2: in the end, despite the circumstances or previous expectations.
We changed the flat tire and got to the wedding on time after all.
synonyms:
nevertheless, notwithstanding