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no matter what/when/where/why/who/how

Used to emphasize that something is always the case or that something must be done (by someone). No matter how I approach it, I just can't seem to understand this math problem. No matter who does it, this report has got to be finished and on my desk by the end of the week.
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no matter who, what, where, when, etc.

used to say that something is always true, whatever the situation is, or that somebody should certainly do something: Don’t open the door, no matter who comes.No matter what he says, don’t trust him.I’ll find her, no matter where she’s hiding.
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Its a dream the great majority of us will never live, no matter how well the property market inflates the value of our houses.
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And, no matter how well planned and designed, adversaries often surface when area residents feel they have not been an integral part of the planning and construction process.
Indeed, no matter how clichd it eventually became to say so, tears counted importantly in a woman's arsenal.
Be that as it may, perhaps here my own bias is showing; I find the First and Sixth Concertos the blandest of the lot, no matter how well they're played.
She believes we must rid the language of all words and phrases that are gender- or race-specific, no matter how inoffensive and regardless of the spirit in which they are uttered.