all along

adverb

: all the time
knew the truth all along

Examples of all along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Bear Bachmeier has been the No. 1 target for Troy Taylor all along. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 16 Feb. 2024 Thank God the public has understood its truth all along. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 But all along, there was one other story still out there: the story of Rick Grimes. EW.com, 13 Feb. 2024 Many of the uploads since share best wishes for Janice and her family, while others sing and dance all along to the tune. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, 8 Feb. 2024 Some have stems that rise from the ground with leaves all along their length; stems produce flowers at their tips in their second year, then die to the ground as new stems emerge to replace them. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 8 Feb. 2024 Her Easter eggs were, in fact, a red herring all along. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 5 Feb. 2024 Are voters already resigned to giving Bedard the annual award simply because that was the plan all along? Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, 26 Jan. 2024 Leading the way, armed with the persistence that had been a part of his mathematical journey all along, was Lyubich. Quanta Magazine, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all along was in 1619

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“All along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20along. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

all along

adverb
: all the time
knew the truth all along

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