In spite of a preceding event or consideration
But we're here, all the same.
There was no need to hold on to her, but his arm around her waist was welcome all the same.
There were so many things – things they didn't need, but appreciated all the same.
There were things he still needed to sort out and Carmen was a distraction – a delightful one for sure, but a distraction all the same.
If we consider a number of particles which all lie upon a primary ray, we see that the phases of the secondary vibrations which issue along this line are all the same.